COVID-19: Restrictions to be enforced in Srinagar on Saturday

Srinagar (IANS) District Magistrate Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has ordered imposition of strict restrictions across Srinagar district on Saturday, in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

The order states that no kind of public movement or activity will be allowed anywhere in the district adding that only government officials of essential services departments with valid IDs will be allowed to move.

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Agencies have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of restrictions across the district. The order issued under Section 144 of CrPC states that the decision to impose restrictions has been taken as a preventive measure and is aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus infection.

The DM appealed to the general public to cooperate with the administration and ensure strict adherence to the order. He said violation of the order would constitute a criminal offence and attract strict penal action.

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