Shopian, Mar 14: In wake of Coronavirus threat, district administration Budgam, Shopian, Ramban and Kishtwar have imposed restrictions over the gathering of more than 5 persons at any public place with immediate effect for the period of one month.
The restrictions have been imposed under section 144 CrPc.
“While taking cognizance regarding prevailing health emergency of Novel Cornona virus which has affected several countries of the world wherein few cases have also been spotted in India, accordingly an advisory is being issued wherein the public is advised to refrain from venturing outside in large numbers and avoid mass gathering, crowds, congregations, functions etc.,” read the orders issued by Budgam and Shopian district development commissioners, copies of which lie with KNT.
The order further reads that necessary precautions with regard to prevention and control of Coronavirus have already been undertaken by the District Administration in co-ordination with Police and Health authorities.
“Coronavirus has pattern of transmission of rapid rate, in case prescribed preventive protocols including avoiding mass gathering etc. are not strictly followed”.
Any violation of this order by any person shall invite action under IPC, the order added.
Similar orders were issued by the district development commissioners from Ramban and Kishtwar