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COVID19: Section 144 imposed in Kishtwar, Ramban for one month

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Ramban, Mar 14: While taking the cognizance regarding the prevailing health emergency of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), District Development Commissioner, Rajinder Singh Tara has imposed restriction/ban over the assembly/gathering of more than five persons at any public place in the entire Kishtwar District including Kishtwar town and it’s adjoining areas under section 144 Cr. PC with immediate effect for a period of one month.

DDC said that this order has been issued as a precautionary measure and is in consonance with the advisory issued by the Government to the general public whereby they have been advised not to venture outside in large numbers and to avoid any type of mass gathering, crowd, congregations and functions.


  Besides orders for the closure of Gymnasium, tuition centres, coaching institutes and also suspension of class work in all government and private schools upto Secondary level, colleges academic and technical, University campuses and Anganwari centre already stands issued upto 31st March.

Meanwhile, District Magistrate Nazim Zai Khan also imposed restriction under Section 144 Cr. PC in District Ramban with immediate effect for a period of 15 days to ensure effective implementation of prescribed precaution to prevent danger to human life, health or safety and keeping in view prevailing health situation due to Novel Coronavirus.