As a precautionary measure to minimise the spread of COVID-19 positive cases in the district, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today said that there shall be complete lockdown with effect from 03 August 2020 till further orders. He said that the decision was taken in view of persistent rise of COVID-19 cases from past few days and that too from outside of containment/buffer zones.
Accordingly, restrictions in terms of Section 144 Cr PC and Section 34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 shall remain in force in the whole district wherein all shops and business establishments shall remain closed. There will also be complete restriction on the movement of public traffic.
Moreover, the law enforcement agencies and other concerned officers including SDMs, Tehsildars, SDPOs, SHOs and other duty magistrates have been mandated to ensure strict implementation of restrictions in their respective jurisdiction.
DC also appealed the people to cooperate with the administration and follow all related SOPs and guidelines especially using face masks and maintaining social distancing. He added that strict legal action shall be taken against the violators.
As the complete lockdown shall be imposed through out the district with effect from 03 August 2020,
following activities shall be exempted from COVID-19 restrictions:
(I) Banks to remain open but there shall not be any kind of public dealings.
(II) Employees to be allowed after proper checking of Identity Cards.
(III) All vehicles carrying material for developmental activities including macdamization shall be allowed: District Magistrate Baramulla.(KNS)