COVID-19: Baramullah Admin re-imposes lockdown for five days
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BARAMULLAH: The district administration Baramulla on Monday decided to re-impose lockdown in the district for five days to prevent the deadly Coronavirus from spreading.
The fresh lockdown in the district will be imposed from August 25-August 29.
An order issued by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, a copy of which lies with KNO, reads that “In view of spike in COVID-I 9 positive cases over the past few days across the district, it has become imperative to re-impose some restrictions in terms of section 144 Crpc and section 34 of Disaster Management Act 2005.”
“All shops, business establishments in the district including main towns of Baramulla, Sopore, Pattan, Kunzar, Tangmarg, Kreeri Wagoora, Watergam, Rohama and Dangiwacha shall remain closed,” the order said.
It added that there shall be complete restrictions on movement of public transport including Sumo’s, Taveras, Auto-Rikhshaws etc and only SICK’ patients shall be allowed to move in designated routes. “ARTO Baramulla shall ensure that no violation is allowed in this regard,” the order added.
The activities related to Agriculture, Horticulture and work on developmental projects shall continue as per the SOPS already notified. Accordingly, the enforcement agencies shall allow the movement of the manpower, staff connected with these activities, including vehicles carrying Hot Mix material, it added.
“The movement of vehicles carrying fruit, vegetables may also be facilitated. The Banks, Financial Institutes shall carry out only Government related works. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla, Sopore, concerned SDMs, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars (Executive Magistrate 1st Class), Duty Magistrates, SDPOs and SIs shall ensure strict implementation of restrictions and strict action shall be taken against violators wherever noticed,” the order reads, adding that the order shall remain in force till 07:00 PM of 29-08-2020.