Curbs To Continue In City Today

Forces personnel enforce curbs in Srinagar on Friday- Photo: Abid Bhat / KO

Srinagar – The district authorities said on Friday that restrictions will remain in place across this capital city on Saturday as part of the preventive measure to tackle coronavirus pandemic.

According to an official spokesperson, The District Magistrate, Srinagar has ordered continuation of strict restrictions across the district tomorrow.

“No kind of public movement or activity will be allowed anywhere in the district .Only government officials of essential services departments with valid IDs will be allowed to move,” the order says.

It adds that the concerned 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 are aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus infection,” the official spokesperson said.

The DM has 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 criminal offence and attract strict penal action

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