Coronavirus: DM Bandipora orders complete shutdown of business establishment


District Magistrate Bandipora Sunday imposed restrictions across the district up to March 31 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection.

In an order issued late Sunday, District Magistrate Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza orders closure of all business establishments and movement of public transport and also bans movement, assembly, gathering or procession of more than 03 persons including in towns and villages.

According to the order, no public/private transport shall ply in the district till March 31, 2020. “However, the transport meant for essential supplies and vehicles of employees of essential services and those involved in the measures to contain the virus shall be allowed on showing their identity cards and certificates/posses issued by the District administration.

The District Magistrate directed complete shutdown of all private and public business establishments except dealing with essential services/ commodities as notified in the Government order No: 60-FCS&CA of 2020, dated: 22.03.2020.

DM has directed the concerned agencies to ensure strict enforcement of restrictions across the district. He appealed the general public to cooperate with the administration and ensure strict adherence to the order. He said the violation of restriction orders shall be a criminal act and violators shall be prosecuted.

Mirza said that adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure that people don’t face any problem with regard to the supply of essential commodities. He said the administration has already designated officers to coordinate on the ground with field officers to ensure hassle-free distribution of ration to the people without violating restriction orders.


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