Twenty persons were arrested for violating SOPs, which were issued in wake of rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Chandan Kohli, around 20 persons were arrested for violating pandemic guidelines across Jammu district in the past 24 hours. Thirteen shops were sealed and 4 vehicles were also seized for violating the SOPs, he added.
Seventeen FIRs were registered against the violators at different police station across Jammu district, SSP informed.
“People have started understanding the situation and not stepping out unnecessary of their houses”, SSP said, and laid emphasis to follow Do’s and Dont’s issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Health and Medical Education Department J&K viz washing hands frequently, covering nose and mouth with handkerchief/tissue while sneezing and coughing, avoid participating in large gathering, avoid close contact with anyone, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
SSP also stressed upon the masses to protect themselves from the pandemic and take measures to prevent its spreading.
SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli sought the cooperation of the general public with the health workers and police so as to have an effective and efficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Portion of bridge washed away due to heavy rain
A big portion the bridge over Pai Nallah on Simbal Choa – Dera Baba road was damaged due to heavy rainfall, following which vehicular traffic on the road was closed.
One side of the bridge at village Bhabar, about 20 km from Reasi, has caved in. This bridge connects Dera Baba Banda Bahadur with Reasi.
According to Bodh Raj, former Sarpanch of the area, closure of the bridge because of damage has caused immense problem for the locals. “Condition of the roads from Simbal Chuha to Dera Baba Banda Bahadur and from Bhabar to Kundra is very dilapidated. The road from Bhabar to Kundra is in bad condition. Five kilometers of road is in bad condition which needs proper attention from the administration, he added.
People of the area have to the District Administration and DDC Chairperson to look after the matter and got the damaged part of the bridge repaired at the earliest so that vehicular movement is restored as early as possible.
DC Jammu issues new timings for opening shops
District Magistrate Jammu Anshul Garg has issued guidelines for opening of Shops/ Establishment in district.
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Lockdown relaxation: J&K Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines for shops
The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Sunday relaxed Covid-induced restrictions in eight districts–Poonch, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal, and Bandipora as the coronavirus infection declines. However, guidelines on the Covid containment, notified on 29 May, will continue to remain in force till further orders.
The union territory has allowed all government and private offices to function subject to strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.
Here’s what’s allowed in the 8 districts:
1. Barbershops, salons, and parlours will be permitted to open on all days of the week (except on Saturdays and Sundays).
2. Standalone shops, outdoor bazaars, shopping complexes would be permitted to open on all days (except Saturday and Sunday).
3. All government offices can function without any restrictions subject to strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.
4. The wholesale trade of liquor would continue to be permitted to operate 5 days a week (except Saturdays and Sundays) in the entire UT.
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