In a move that would make sure that foreigners staying in India do follow the law of the land, police officials in Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh made ten foreign nationals write ‘I didn’t follow lockdown rules. I am sorry’ 500 times as a punishment for violating the lockdown guidelines amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
These foreign nationals from Israel, Mexico, Australia, and Austria were caught strolling along the banks of the river Ganga in the city.
“When I caught them strolling, they said they are not violating guidelines as they are out during the relaxation period. So, I told them that the relaxation period is only to buy essentials and not to roam around,” police official Vinod Kumar told a news agency.
Later, the foreign nationals were asked to leave and stay at home.
Uttarakhand has reported 35 positive cases of the novel coronavirus till Monday 8 am, with the state recording no fresh case for the past 3-4 days. Seven persons infected with the deadly virus have been cured so far.
The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India has crossed 9,152, whereas 308 people have succumbed to the virus.