Measures issued to stop spread of coronavirus in Srinagar


The District Magistrate Srinagar Shahid Choudhary has issued a list of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Srinagar.

A flea market closed in Lal Chowk area to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Srinagar. KL Image

According to an order issued on Tuesday, all medical colleges, universities, coaching centres and other educational institutions — government and private — shall continue to remain closed till further orders. The Heads of departments/institutions shall devise/submit a proposal for televised coaching/classes at least by March 20 which shall be supported/financed by the district administration of Srinagar.

“All Hostels and Canteens shall remain closed till further notice. All gardens and parks in district Srinagar shall remain closed till further notice issued by DDMA Srinagar. It shall be the responsibility of concerned Estates Officer to ensure that the parks are not opened to the public in any case till such notification is issued,” the order reads.

The order further reads that no restaurants, food courts, food joints, street food kiosks, roadside eateries, community kitchens, home delivery of food services etc. shall operate in district Srinagar till further notification by DDMA Srinagar.

“No conferences, workshops, rallies, gatherings, sit-in protests etc. shall be organised till March 31, in the first instance. No community hall, government or private, shall offer any booking, henceforth, for any public function, social or religious. No Gymnasiums, Saloons, Spa etc. shall operate till further orders,” it reads.

“No clubs, including Government/Semi-Government/Private, shall operate till further notification by DDMA, and after proper sanitation, certification from SMC as and when required by the authority,” the order reads.

The order said that it shall be mandatory for tour operators, travel agencies to decide details of 100 per cent bookings done through them for all International/National air travel, which may include local road journeys, Director Tourism, Kashmir shall obtain such details and provide through nodal officer as finalised in a meeting held on March 16.

“The public transport as of now shall remain under constant vigil by traffic police and traffic department as per the decisions taken in a meeting of DDMA held on March 16. Any vehicle found overloaded shall be seized by traffic police and not released till further orders,” the order reads.

The order reads that in case of any violation of the directions action as per the law will be taken.

“The district control room of DDMA is operational 24 by 7 and can be contacted for any assistance/information. Citizens are also encouraged to report any cases or any areas of concern,” the order reads.


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