SRINAGAR: Amid growing scare and increase in a number of positive cases for coronavirus, administration in Shopian has imposed restrictions over the gathering of more than 05 persons at any public place with immediate effect for the period of one month.
The restrictions have been imposed under section 144 CrPc and sources said that other Deputy Commissioners will also issue the similar orders.
“While taking cognizance regarding prevailing health emergency of NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) which has affected several countries of the world wherein few cases have also been spotted in India, accordingly an advisory vide this office NO.DCS-SPN-COVID/454 dated. 18/02/2020 was issued wherein the public was advised to refrain from venturing outside in large numbers and avoid mass gathering, crowds, congregations, functions etc.,” reads an order issued by Ch Mohammad Yasin (IAS), District Magistrate Shopian.
The order further reads that necessary precautions with regard to prevention and control of NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) have already been undertaken by the District Administration in coordination with Police and Health authorities. (GNS)