Government bans entry of people in Gurez valley

Srinagar, April 06: Government has banned the entry to Gurez area of Bandipora district as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of Covid-19 in the district.Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Monday imposed ban on entry of people into Gurez valley as a precautionary measure to combat spread of Covid-19 in the district.As per the district administration that people are embarking on travel by foot on Bandipora — Gurez Road in violation of the instructions of the concerned authorities thereby putting their own lives on risk.He said the travel of new people to Gurez also poses enhanced risk of spread of Corona Virus to a geographically isolated place like Gurez valley.“No vehicular movement, as well as travel on foot, shall be allowed on Bandipora —Gurez, with immediate effect, till further orders. He directed Police and concerned BSF Unit at Tragbal to strictly implement the directions,” it 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.DC Bandipora appealed the general public to cooperate with the administration and ensure strict adherence to the order as the non-compliance shall constitute a criminal offense and attract strict actions. (JKNS)

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