Coronavirus: Section 144 imposed in Baramulla district

Srinagar: The administration has imposed section 144 in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

District Magistrate Baramulla imposed the ban on the assembly of five or more people in any public place.

The orders reads that where as health advisory has been issued in view of the situation emerged due to spread of Coronavirus which has affected several countries across world.

“Whereas, it has been observed that the transmission of the said disease may increase rapidly in case prescribed preventive measures and protocols which includes avoiding mass gatherings are not followed strictly,” reads an order issued by district magistrate Anantnag.

“Where, in the interest of public health and to prevent the spread of the disease, it has become imperative for the administration to restrict the mass gatherings,crowds, congregations and functions in the district,” it reads.

“Now therefore in view of above mentioned facts and circumstances I Dr G N Itoo, KAS District Magistrate Baramulla in exercise of powers vested in me under section 144 of CRPC do hereby impose restriction,ban over the assembly and gathering of more than five persons at any public place across in the entire district Baramulla including all towns and villages with immediate effect and shall remain in force till further orders,” it further reads.

“However in case of emergency or special requirement the concerned shall obtain prior permission from the undersigned ADM and SDM concerned,” reads an order issued by District Magistrate Baramulla.

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