COVID-19: Two localities in Ganderbal declared micro-containment zones

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The authorities on Wednesday declared two localities in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district as micro-containment zones after seven persons were reported positive for Covid-19.

In an order, district Magistrate Ganderbal declared Rajbagh Colony Nagbal and Chek Yangoora as micro containment zones.

In two separate orders District Magistrate stressed upon officials to trace contacts and take stringent precautionary measures by declaring these places as micro-containment zones.

“It is possible that the said positive COVID-19 cases might have contacted with many persons belonging to from “Bilal- Abad Sainik School (Chek Yangoora), tehsil Lar and Rajbagh Colony Nagbal and as such the locals of these villages have become susceptible of COVID -19 and it is felt expedient to break further transmission of COVID-19 and has become imperative to take stringent precautionary measures by declaration of “Bilal-Abad Sainik School (Chek Yangoora), tehsil Lar and Rajbagh Colony Nagbal as micro-Containment Zones,” the order states.

The order was issued under Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Section 144 CrPc.

The order stated that there shall be no inward or outward movement of any person(s) from the micro containment Zones and people shall stay indoors as there will be complete restrictions in Bilal- Abad Sainik School (Chek Yangoora), tehsil Lar and Nagbal and they shall not allow relatives/visitors to visit their homes.

It stated that Dr Sultan, Medical Officer and Dr Rakshanda shall be the administrators of micro-containment zones respectively.

The administrators have been asked to coordinate with all line departments to ensure the availability of all basic facilities including Food grains/LPG/Medicines etc in the Micro Containment Zones.

“Any person(s)/group(s)/institution(s) found violating the directions contained herein this order shall be booked under the provisions of relevant act/rule/law,” it states.

District magistrate has also asked the concerned Tehsildar/ NT/ BDO to ensure the implementation of these instructions in letter and spirit—(KNO)

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