Budgam: Authorities in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district imposed restrictions under section 144.
The prohibitory order has been implemented in wake of surge in Covid-19 cases.
Eyewitnesses said that police vehicles were seen making announcements, informing people that section 144 has been imposed in the district. Shopkeepers were asked to close their shops in wake of the imposition of the prohibitory order.
When contacted, a district administration official said the prevailing health situation due to Covid-19 has given rise to serious concerns. “Covid-19 has a pattern of transmission at a rapid rate; therefore prescribed preventive protocols including avoiding mass gatherings, are to be strictly adhered to,” he said.
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