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Containment zone declare in Bandipora district after covid spike

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


District authorities of Bandipora have declared Kaloosa, Nathpora villages of Bandipora as Micro Containment Zone after five positive cases of COVID-19 were detected and one person succumbed to the virus in the same village.

It is in place to mention that recently JK administration has asked the district magistrates in all the areas of Jammu and Kashmir to take a call for the measures including declaring containment zones and closing the educational institutions if they feel so.

In this regard NIT authorities in their Srinagar campus have already declared online classes and have asked the students to leave the hostels and move to their respective homes.

According to KNO news agency while reporting about the Bandipora incident, quoting an official of the district it said that the decision to declare the locality as a micro containment zone was taken following the detection of five fresh COVID-19 positive cases and also a death in Jan-Mohalla Kaloosa of estate Kaloosa Nathpora.

An order issued by Deputy Commissioner Bandipora in this regard, reads that it has become imperative, in view of detection of 05 fresh COVID-19 postive cases and 01 death in Jan Mohalla Kaloosa of estate Kaloosa Nathpora Tehsil and District Bandipora, to initiate necessary measures under Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act, 2005 for immediate prevention of spread of the virus and for the safety and prevention any harm to human life.

“Now, therefore, in view of the above, I, Dr. Owais Ahmad, 1AS, Chairpersan, DDMA District Magistrate, Bandipora, vide powers conferred upon me under relevant provisions of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, do hereby order as under, with immediate effect, till further orders that Habitation Jan Mohalla Kaloosa of estate Kaloosa Nathpora Bandipora is declared as Micro Containment Zone for the purpose of Initiation of necessary measures for containment and further spread of CoviD-19.”

“There shall be strict perimeter control within 100 meters of the said Micro Containment Zone.”

“Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora shall initiate vigorous and extensive contact tracing of all the fresh reported positive cases and 100% subsequent sampling of all such contacts. Sampling of service providers, co-morbids & other vulnerable shall also be ensured as per SOP.”

“Tehsildar Bandipora shall be the Nodal officer viz-a-viz providing of magisterial assistance wherever required and any other Issue of urgent nature, as may be reported in the said Micro Containment Zone,” it reads

“SHO P/S Bandipora shall provide necessary Police assistance, wherever required.”

The order further stated that any violation of this order shall invite punitive action under Section 188 IPC & other relevant provisions of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 the Disaster Management Act, 2005, reads the order.

With inputs from KNO


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