Restrictions reimposed after spike in COVID-19 cases in Kupwara

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SRINAGAR: Strict lockdown restrictions were reimposed on Saturday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district following a spike in coronavirus cases.

The order issued by DC Kupwara reads, “Whereas, restrictions were imposed in the district in view of COVID -19 from 11. June 2020 vide this office order No. DCK/PS/2020/04/1241-47 Dated:- 07-06-2020; Whereas, the District has seen a sharp rise in the positive cases over the past few days and a few ease have also been reported from the areas outside the containment zones including town areas of Kupwara and Handwara .”

“Whereas, Addl Deputy Commissioner Handwara vide his No. ADDH/20/12818 Dated:- 11-07-2020 has also recommended prohibitory measures in consultation with Medical Superintendent District Hospital Handwara to contain the spread of the Virus; Therefore in view of the above. and in the exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 CRPC and Section 34 Disaster Management Act,” reads the order.

“It is hereby ordered that:-l. All the shops in the district including town areas of Kupwara, Handwara and Langate shall remain closed for a period of three days w.e.f 12 July to July 14, 2020,” it reads.

“The Rosters for the opening of shops issued by this office and by the other Executive Magistrates for their respective jurisdictions shall also remain suspended during this period,” it added.

“There shall be complete restrictions on the movement of public transport including Sumas and Xylos within the District,” the order reads.

“Concerned Tehsildars shall deploy Duty Magistrates at the prominent places within their respective jurisdictions to ensure universal Wearing of Masks and penalising offenders as per this office order No. DCIUPS/2020/04/1241-47 Dated:- 07-06-2020,” reads the order issued by DM Kupwara.

“Superintendent of Police Kupwara/ Handwara shall deploy special Nakas and duty personal to restrict the movement of any public transport and seize any unauthorized vehicles found plying in violation of this Order,” it reads.

“The restrictions imposed vide this officer Order No. DCK/PS/2020/04/124147 Dated:- 07-06-2020 shall remain in force throughout the district except with minor modifications as enlisted above. This order shall remain in force for a period of three days w,e.f 6:00 July 2020 to 6;00 AM on 15° July 2020,” reads an order issued by DC Kupwara.

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