Sambalpur: As many as 31 persons have been arrested in the district for violation of COVID-19 rules during the last 24 hours.
A total of 13 cases has been registered under relevant Sections of IPC.
While 25 persons have been booked in 4 cases for gathering at public places during lockdown, three persons have been booked in 2 cases on charges of violating quarantine rules.
Another person was booked for revealing information of a person in quarantine through WhatsApp.
Police have started criminal prosecution against all violators.