Spike in COVID-19 Cases, DC B’la extends Lockdown for 2 more days

BARAMULLA, JULY 19: As a precautionary measure to minimize the spread of COVID-19 positive cases in the district, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo has extended the lockdown for 2 more days up to 21st of July, 2020. Earlier, a complete lockdown for 3 days with effect from 17 July, 2020 was imposed by district administration after a sharp rise of COVID-19 cases have been reported from past few days and that too from outside of containment/buffer zones.
According to the order issued from the DC office, restrictions in terms of Section 144 CrPC and Section 34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 have been imposed in the whole district wherein all shops and business establishments shall remain closed. There will also be complete restriction on the movement of public traffic and only private vehicles with valid movement passes shall be allowed to move.
The order also mandates SSPs of Baramulla/Sopore, SDMs, Tehsildars, Naib-Tehsildars, SDPOs, SHOs and other duty magistrates to ensure strict implementation of restrictions.