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Restrictions reimposed in Bandipora

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Srinagar : Amid surge in COVID19 positive cases, the administration on Wednesday reimposed lockdown restrictions in north Kashmir’s Bandipora with effect from Thursday till further orders.

In an order issued here, the administration has put restrictions on gatherings of four or more than four people while as markets have been ordered to operate partially in municipal areas.

“In view of the overall situation arisen due to surge in COVID-19 positive cases, and as a precautionary measure of the general public, I, Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, in the exercise of powers vested in me under Section-144 Cr. PC, do hereby order restrictions, w.e.f. 27-08-2020, till further orders,” read the order.

“There shall be a restriction on the gathering of four or more than four people in entire district while as markets in all Municipal areas of Bandipora, Sumbal, Hajin shall operate partially as per mechanism already in place (Left-Right),” the order read further.

Police has been also ordered to implement the restriction in letter and spirit. “Any violation of this order shall invite punitive action under Section 188 IPC, & other relevant provisions,” the order read.

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