Book those found violating home quarantine under IPC Section 188 and move them to institutional quarantine, Palghar district collector Kailash Shinde ordered the police in the Vasai-Virar region.
As of Wednesday, 506 people in the district are under home quarantine, but a few of them were found in markets. Currently, 50 people have been kept at Hotel Royal Garden and another 55 at Hotel Suvi Palace on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in Vasai. Around 85 have been discharged from these two hotels. The district has recorded four deaths, of which three were from Vasai, and a total 26 positive cases.
In the Mira-Bhayander region, which has 15 positive cases, the civic body has imposed further restrictions on sale of milk, grocery, vegetables and fruits. While milk and grocery will be available from 9am to 5pm, vegetables and fruits will be sold between 9am and noon.