On Thursday, the Indian all-rounder, Rishi Dhawan received a fine of ₹500 for roaming on the streets of Mandi in his car during a three-hour curfew relaxation between 10 AM and 1 PM in the city. According to the policemen, prior permission was mandatory for if a person intended to take his car out but Dhawan was found without the required paperwork.
Mandi SP Gurdev Chand Sharma confirmed that the all-rounder was riding his car despite there a ban on the use of vehicles was pulled over when he was on his way to the bank around 12:40 PM and was fined on the spot. Dhawan was then explained about the restrictions imposed during the relaxation period, which also included a ban on using vehicles.
Rishi had contributed with a donation of ₹1 lakh towards the HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund through Mandi DC on March 30. In February, he played for Himanchal during the Ranji Trophy and when on to take 26 wickets and score 302 runs. The allrounder has gone unsold at the last two IPL auctions, last bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018 for ₹55 lakh.
Meanwhile, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 21 with Chief Minister Jairam Thakur claiming that all are related to the Tablighi Jamaat. He has informed“At present, 21 COVID-19 positive cases are in isolation wards. It’s unfortunate that all these cases are linked with Jamaat, some of them are those who had attended the Markaz event in Delhi and others are those who had come in contact with the attendees.”
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 6400 with almost 200 people losing their lives on Friday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The entire world is slowly moving towards a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.