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Lockdown measures extended in Baramulla till August 29 in view of surge in Covid-19 cases

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District administration Baramulla on Monday extended Covid-19 lockdown measures till 07:00 pm of August 29, 2020.
An order issued in this regard reads, “In view of spike in Covid-19 positive cases over past few days across the district, it has become imperative to re-impose some restrictions in terms of Section 144 CrPC and Section 34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005. Therefore there shall be following restrictions in the district w.e.f. 25.08.2020”.
It reads, “All shops/business establishments in the district including main towns of Baramulla, Sopore, Pattan, Kunzer, Tangmarg, Kreeri, Wagoora, Uri, Watergam, Rohama and Dangiwacha shall remain closed”.
“There shall be complete restrictions on movement of public transport including Sumo’s, Tavera’s, Auto Rickshas etc and only SRTC buses shall be allowed to move on designated routes. ARTO Baramulla shall ensure that no violation is allowed in this regard”, order states.
The activities related to Agriculture, Horticulture and work on developmental projects shall continue as per the SOPs already notified. Accordingly, the enforcement agencies shall allow the movement of the manpower/staff connected with these activities, including vehicles carrying Hot Mix material.
However it has been stated that movement of vehicles carrying fruit/vegetables may also be facilitated for larger benefit of public while banks/financial institutions shall carry out only Government related works.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla Dr GN Itoo, in his order, directed Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla/Sopore, concerned SDMs, Tehsildars/Naib Tehsildars (Executive Magistrate 1st Class)/Duty Magistrates, SDPOs and SHOs to ensure strict implementation of restrictions in this regard and whosoever will be found in violation will be taken under strict action. (KNS)

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