Coronavirus: Section 144 imposed in Bandipora district



In wake of Coronavirus pandemic District Magistrate Bandipora has ordered imposition of restriction on public Movement under section 144 in the district with immediate effect.

Restrictions have been imposed on public movement, assembly, gathering or procession involving five or  more than five persons in the entire district including villages and towns.

According to the order  issued by the DM Bandipora, no public transport  shall ply in the district till  March 31. However plying of Sumos and Autos shall be reviewed after three days.  “All restaurants , open food courts, roadside eateries, gyms, beauty parlours, snooker clubs, parks shall remain closed.”

Joint Medical Screening cum security check posts have also been established at Sara-Dangerpora, Sumbal bridge, , Ajas and Watlab top by Police, Health and Revenue Departments.

However these restrictions shall not apply to the government vehicles, ambulances and government  staff involved in efforts against COVID-19 and other staff of other emergency services.

“Any violation of the orders shall invite action under Indian Penal Code,” order reads.


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