Wearing face mask in Srinagar becomes mandatory

Wearing face mask in Srinagar becomes mandatory

Whoever, violates order will be treated as accused: Dr Shahid
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Apr 29:
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary on Wednesday said that wearing face masks from May 1st is mandatory for residents of Srinagar and whosoever will violate the order will be booked under Disaster Management Act.

Talking to a local news agency KNS Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary said, “We have passed an order today in which it has been made mandatory in Srinagar to wear face masks from May 1st to keep CIVID-19 virus away. Those who will disobey the orders will be treated as accused under Disaster Management Act.”

He said the district authorities have procured 15 lakh face masks from several self-help groups which will be distributed among each and every family.

“So far 8 lakh have been received and further 7 lakh will be received in coming days. These will be distributed among people of Srinagar,” he said, adding that “each family in Srinagar will be given 5 masks.”
He appealed people to make mask wearing successful and follow each and every guidelines of administration in letter and spirit.
However, he maintained that the cooperation during current situation from people of the district was praiseworthy.

The DC said that they are regularly monitoring situation in “Red Zone” areas where entry and exit points have been completely sealed and whenever any violation comes into our notice, we are not shying away from taking action.

“Today administration took legal action in Parimpora Fruit Mandi where people breached social distancing and violated lockdown orders. Last night we also took a strong notice of congregational prayers being offered in the district,” the  DC said.

He said there is a need to maintain balance in maintaining restrictions and ensuring emergency services to function. He added a 15000 policemen have been deployed on the ground to execute lockdown orders. (KNS)