Srinagar- A day after Srinagar recorded two more cases of coronavirus, the district authorities on Wednesday decided to continue restrictions in this capital city till April 15, as a preventive measure aimed to contain spread of the deadly infection.
District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has issued orders under Section 144 CrPC saying that there shall be complete restrictions on public movement including private transport and operation of businesses and activities across the district up to April 15, an official spokesperson said today.
The order said that only officials of essential services departments as designated and certified by their heads will be allowed to move on the production of movement passes issued by the District Magistrate.
“The lowest minimum number of officials are being provided passes and allowed to move. Doctors, paramedical staff, ambulance operators and those officials assigned by the district disaster management authority on COVID-19 emergency response duty will be allowed to move on production of valid identify cards,” the spokesperson added.
He said that the concerned agencies have been asked to ensure strict implementation of the order and strict action against violators.
Urging people to cooperate with the administration, Choudhary said that any violation of the order would constitute criminal offence and attract strict action under Section 188 of IPC, the official spokesperson said.
He said the district administration has put in place a mechanism to ensure uninterrupted supplies and deliveries of essential services to the general public of the district.
“He said essential commodities will be home-delivered to residents as part of this mechanism. These restrictions will come into effect from midnight and will remain enforced till April 15,” the official spokesperson added.