2 More Bandipora Villages Declared Red Zones

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Bandipora: The district administration on Tuesday declared two more villages in this north Kashmir district as ‘Red Zones’ to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after two villages tested positive to the virus.

In an order issued this evening, District Magistrate Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza declared Gund-Jehangeer and ‘Naidkhai as Red Zones’ and said that it has become imperative to initiate restrictive measures under section 144 CrPC for immediate prevention of danger to human life, health and safety in view of two positive cases reported from these two villages, an official spokesperson said.

Earlier this week, six villages including Konan, GundQaiser, Gund-Dachina, Hakbara, Madwan and Pethkote were declared red zones in the district.

According to the directions passed by the District Magistrate, there shall be no movement of any individual for any reason whatsoever permitted into and out of these villages.

“However for any medical emergency, individuals can contact on 24×7 Control Room on 01957-225024 or 01957-225323,” the order reads.

District Magistrate also directed the law enforcing agencies to implement the prohibitory orders in letter and spirit to save human lives, the official spokesperson said.

“He warned of strict action against the violators of the order under section 188 IPC and other relevant provisions of Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act 2005,” he added.

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