The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today appealed people to follow shutdown in letter and spirit across the Valley till March 31.
While addressing media, he said that yesterday the government ordered the closure of all establishments and services throughout Kashmir till March 31 in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Valley. There would be a shutdown of all establishments and services except essential commodities.
He asked people not to venture out except for emergency purposes. Only a single person will reach the market to buy groceries or essential commodities and return home quickly.
He said that people should avoid social gatherings. Five or more persons will not be allowed to venture out unnecessarily. Violators will be dealt with strictly as per the relevant section of the law.
The Div Com urged people to adopt advisories issued by the Health Department to stay safe and to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The public shall cooperate with the administration and follow the directions of government in exact compliance.