With an aim to control the spread of COVID-19 infection, District Magistrate Kupwara Anshul Garg today imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC and section 34 of Disaster Management Act on any public or vehicular movement within the district including town areas of Kupwara, Handwara and Langate from July 12 to July 14, 2020.
An order issued by the District Magistrate reads that the restrictions are being imposed to control the spread of Coronavirus in view of increasing numbers in COVID-19 positive cases.
The district administration Kupwara has re-imposed restrictions on the movement of public transport and opening of shops in the district for three days a week.
“The roasters for opening of shops issued by the administration and by the other executive magistrates for their respective jurisdictions shall also remain suspended during the period,” the order reads.
As per the order, there shall be complete restriction on movement of public transport, including SUVs and MUVs.
According to the order, concerned Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars have been appointed as duty magistrates to ensure enforcement of restrictions in their respective areas.
The order also mandates Superintendents of Police, Kupwara and Handwara to ensure strict implementation of the said order.