Sec 144 imposed in Bandipora, Kupwara districts

Bandipora, Mar 19: In wake of Coronavirus pandemic, District Magistrate Bandipora Thursday ordered imposition of restriction on public movement under section 144 in the district.
Restrictions have been imposed on assembly, gathering or procession involving five or more than five persons in the entire district including villages and towns.
According to the order issued by the DM Bandipora, no public transport shall ply in the district till March 31. However, plying of Sumos and Autos shall be reviewed after three days.
In addition to this, “all restaurants, open food courts, roadside eateries, gyms, beauty parlors, snooker clubs, parks shall remain closed,’ order reads.
Meanwhile, Joint Medical Screening cum security check posts have also been established at Sara-Dangerpora, Sumbal bridge, Ajas and Watlab top by Police, Health and Revenue Departments.
However these restrictions shall not apply to the government vehicles, ambulances and government staff involved in efforts against COVID-19 and other staff of other emergency services.
“Any violation of the orders shall invite action under Indian Penal Code,” the order further reads.
Meanwhile, District Magistrate Kupwara too ordered imposition of restrictions on public movement under section 144 in the district.
Restrictions have been imposed on public movement, holding assemblies, gathering or procession involving five or more than five persons in the entire district including villages and towns.
According to the order issued by DM Kupwara, no public transport shall ply in the district till March 31. However these restrictions shall not apply to the government vehicles, ambulances and government staff involved in efforts against COVID-19 and other staff of other emergency services.
Any violation of the orders shall invite action under Indian Penal Code, the order reads.

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