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Foreigners Strolling in Rishikesh Made To Write “Sorry” 500 Times For Violating Lockdown

10 foreigners from different countries were found taking a stroll in the Tapovan area amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown, a police official said.

Rishikesh: On Saturday, ten foreigners from different countries were made to write “sorry” 500 times for violating the lockdown guidelines.

A group of foreigners were caught wandering in the Tapovan area of Rishikesh amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 and not following social distancing, sub-inspector Vinod Kumar Sharma said.

As a punishment, each one of them was made to write a sentence of apology 500 times, Kumar added.

“I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry,” each one of them wrote 500 times, Mr Sharma said.

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Even with the lockdown imposed, the Uttarakhand government has relaxed restraints on movement from 7 am to 1 pm for people to complete their tasks and get groceries. But, strolling around without any reason is not allowed, said Vinod Sharma, in-charge of the police post in Tapowan.

Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh is a very famous attraction for foreign travellers. After the lockdown, the embassies of France, Italy and the US flew back many of their nationals from the temple town.

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