LAHORE - The City district administration, during an inspection operation in the provincial capital on Friday, sealed 46 shops, impounded 153 commercial and private vehicles and imposed Rs 81,300 fine over violation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), announced by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus.

A spokesperson for the city district administration said that violation of the SOPs would not be tolerated and all shops and markets violating the orders in this regard would be sealed. He said that the district administration’s inspection teams were present in the field to take action against violators. He said that a total of 1,658 shops and public transport vehicles were checked during the inspection and found 199 violations of the SOPs. Warnings were also issued to other violators.