Bilal Ahmad

Restrictions tightened further in north Kashmir

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Sopore: Authorities in north Kashmir imposed severe restrictions on Wednesday on the movement of people to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Security forces sealed off several roads and erected barriers across the district to ensure the lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narinder Modi for a period of three weeks.
Police vehicles on Wednesday morning, announcing the imposition of restrictions under section 144 of CrPC across the district were seen advising people to stay indoors.
Meanwhile, a complete lockdown was witnesses in sub division Sopore including Rafiabad and Zaingeer belts. In Sopore town all entry and exit points were sealed by security forces and police preventing the free movement of people.
Reports said that all shops, other business establishments, petrol pumps remained complete shut in main towns of district including Baramulla, Sopore, Pattan and other areas.
However, medical shops were exempted from the lockdown.
Meanwhile, many people turned up at SDH Sopore to get themselves checked as a corona positive case from Srinagar had met several people in the area during a religious congregation.
BMO Sopore, Dr. Asif Khanday while talking to the media said that many people turned up for medcial check up here.
He said that authorities have established a quarantine centre at Agriculture college Wadoora for students who come from outside country or states.
He said that people should not panic but try to stay isolated and not to venture out.

Bilal Ahmad

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