Baramulla: After a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in Kashmir Valley, District Magistrate Baramulla has imposed complete lockdown in district, with effect from 17 July, 2020.
The order issued by DM Baramulla reads, ” Whereas, restrictions were eased in the district Baramulla vide this office order No. DMB/COVID19/2300-2311 dates 20-06-2020. Whereas, there has been a sharp rise in the positive cases over past few days and several cases have been reported from the areas outside containment / buffer zones and in towns also.”
” Now, in order to contain the further spread of Covid-19, it has become imperative to impose some restrictions in terms of Section 144 Cr PC and Section 34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and therefore , the following restrictions are hereby imposed with immediate effect,” reads the order issued by DM Baramulla.
The order further reads, ” All shops and business establishments shall remain closed. There will also be complete restriction on the movement of public traffic and only private vehicles with valid movement passes shall be allowed to move.”