Jammu, July 19: In view of rising COVID-19 cases Jammu Administration on Sunday declared weekend lockdown from July 24.
As per order issued here by the Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, she said that it has been made to appear to her, in view of the situation emerging due to COVID-19 in and around district Jammu in the recent days, that there is sufficient ground for proceeding under Section 144 of CrPC for immediate prevention or speedy remedy is desirable to prevent danger to human life, health or safety; and
“It has been felt that stricter social distancing norms during the weeks days and strict lockdown during weekends need to be followed to prevent any further spike in the COVID cases,” she said adding that as District Magistrate, Jammu, ordered that from 1800 hours on all Fridays till 0600 hours on all Mondays, beginning from the Friday falling on July 24.
“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 for which no pass etc., is required,” she said adding that only local Chemist, fruits, vegetables and dairy shops can remain accessible for community needs and the passengers coming out from and going to the Airport/Railway station shall be permitted to move on production of tickets.
The staff deployed at Airport/Railway station (public officials and belonging to Airlines) shall be allowed to move on production of valid ID proof; government employees of essential services’ departments (including Medical Services) or such other departments as required by government shall be permitted to move on production of lD proofs; No kind of curfew pass etc., shall be issued, there shall be no restriction on the movement of goods carriers/oil/LPG tankers.
“Any violation of the order shall invite punitive action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005,” said Chauhan.