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Weekend Lockdown in Jammu district from July 24

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JAMMU: District Magistrate, Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, today ordered Weekend Lockdown from July 24, 2020 to prevent any further spike in the COVID cases in the district.

The order issued by District Magistrate vide powers conferred upon her under section 144 of CrPC read with section 34 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, states that “There shall be complete restriction on movement of individuals, vehicles and all activities within the entire jurisdiction of district Jammu, except the movement for emergency medical requirements, from 6 pm on all Fridays till 6 am on all Mondays, beginning from the Friday falling on 24/7/2020.”

The order  reads that “Based on wider consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, Sr. Epidemiologists and other health professionals, it has been felt that stricter social distancing norms during the week days and strict lockdown during weekends need to be followed to prevent any further spike in the COVID cases.”

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