‘Reveal travel history by 8 pm today or face legal action’
Pulwama, Mar 30: District Magistrate, Pulwama, has issued
final warning to the people not disclosing their travel history or contact
history with any COVID-19 positive case.
Under the reeling COVID-19 pandemic, the hiding of travel
history and contact history with the COVID-19 positive cases has further
endangered the lives of people.
DM emphasized that any departure from disclosing travel
history will be dealt as per relevant laws and district police would initiate
immediate action against such people. He added that no case of self-reporting
or voluntary disclosure of self-reporting will be entertained after 8 pm of March 30.
The District Magistrate has been appealing people to shun
irrational fear associated with disclosing their travel or the contact history
with any COVID-19 positive person and cooperate with the authorities by self-reporting
of either histories.
He urged the persons with any travel history to self-report
at established COVID-19 control room, on contact number 01933-240412
and 01933-240912, set up in CMO office.
Moreover, such persons can also contact Help Desk set up at
CMO Office, Pulwama , Dr Nuzhat on 7006130677and UZMA BASHIR on 9419297323.
The authorities have reiterated that concealment
of travel history or circumvention of screening would coerce the
authorities to invoke relevant sections of IPC and stringent action shall be
initiated under section 269 IPC( unlawfully or negligently doing
something which is likely to spread infection of any dangerous disease to
life), section 270 IPC ( malignant act likely to spread infection of dangerous
disease to life), section 271 IPC (knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule)
and section 188 IPC ( for disobeying any Government order).