Sec 144 Imposed In Srinagar To Fight Virus

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Srinagar: The district administration here on Tuesday ordered imposition of Section 144 CrPC, banning the assembly of five or more persons, in this capital city, to fight coronavirus as cases continue to shoot up rapidly.

“In view of massive spurt in positive cases in District Srinagar & after due deliberations, Section 144 CrPc is imposed hereby within the Municipal limits of the district to contain further spread of the epidemic,” said Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, in a tweet. “Assembly of five or more persons is banned with immediate effect,” he added.

Asad’s Tweet came in the backdrop of Srinagar reporting 1144 fresh cases of coronavirus during the last 24 hours.

Former Chief Minister of J&K and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said that all the precautions that can be done need to be taken to check the spread of the virus.

“1144 cases in Srinagar District alone. That’s a third of all the cases in J&K. The health system is already strained & we need to help by taking all the precautions we can to check the spread of this virus,” Omar tweeted.

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