The District Administration Wednesday sealed several eateries located in different areas of Srinagar for violating closure orders the District Magistrate Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has issued under the disaster management act 2005 in the wake of the declaration of coronavirus infection as an epidemic in J&K.
Four eateries including a major restaurant named Desert Box located at Karan Nagar area were sealed during the inspection drive held across the district.
One drugstore named Ess Emm medicos located at Batamaloo area was also acted against with authorities instructing immediate suspension of operations of the drugstore.
The action was taken against these outlets coupled with extensive inspections held across Srinagar with several teams inspecting different kinds of establishments in each of the seven tehsils of the district.
In aggregate from all seven tehsils these special teams inspected 41 restaurants, 52 drugstores, 55 street vendors and 170 vehicles up to 5 pm on the first day after issuance of the order.
The administration also conducted extensive sanitisation at various places in the district. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation deputed teams and disinfected eight important public locations including among others GB Pant hospital, CD hospital, Airport and Nowgam railway station.
It is notable that seven main teams have been constituted for holding inspections and ensuring strict implementation of instructions the DM has issued. Each team has five members with each member representing their concerned line department.