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DM Ganderbal monitors lockdown implementation in district

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Urges people not to step out of homes unless absolutely necessary

GANDERBAL: The District Magistrate, Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today visited various areas of the district to monitor the implementation of lockdown as ordered in the district.

ADM, Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba, Tehsildar Ganderbal, SHO Ganderbal and other concerned accompanied the DM.

During the visit the DM gave a slew of directions for adherence to all relevant guidelines and directed for strict compliance of restrictions as ordered in the district.

On the occasion, several vehicles were seized by the authorities for violation of lockdown. The action under law has also been initiated for violating lockdown terms. The commuters were also directed to carry necessary movement passes issued by the District Magistrate Office only during emergency. The DM urged the general public to apply online for E-passes by visiting the official website in case of emergency.

The DM asked the police authorities to allow only emergency vehicles having valid movement passes after proper verification. “A complete lockdown will continue throughout the Ganderbal District and no person will be allowed without movement passes except medical emergency till further orders”, he added.

While monitoring the implementation of lockdown, the DM urged people not to step out of homes unless absolutely necessary. He said if people have to move out for unavoidable reasons they must ensure wearing of face mask besides practicing social distancing.

The DM appealed people to stay at home to break the chain of corona Virus infection and ensure strict adherence to the order as the non-compliance shall entail strict actions under the relevant laws.

Notably, a comprehensive plan has been put in place in all areas notified at Covid-19 Red-zone in Ganderbal district to ensure minimization of inconveniences due to restrictions as ordered there.

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