SRINAGAR — Administration in Srinagar and Ganderbal besides Bandipora has made use of face masks mandatory in public places with immediate effect.
In an order, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar underlined that it has become imperative to ensure strict implementation of all the preventive measures such as the usage of face masks and maintenance of the social distance in all public places to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Subsequently, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz has ordered the use of face masks compulsory in all public places in Srinagar with immediate effect.
The administration in Ganderbal also made the use of face masks in public places mandatory. “In the interest of Health and Wellbeing of the general public, I, Farooq Ahmad Baba, JKAS, CEO, District Disaster Management Authority / Additional District Magistrate, Ganderbal, in the exercise of powers vested in me under Section-34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005, do hereby order that the use of masks shall be compulsory at public places in District Ganderbal, with immediate effect, till further orders,” Baba said in an order, as per news agency GNS.
The order further said, “Moreover, all District/Sectoral Officers shall ensure the usage of masks by all officers/officials in the offices.”
A similar order was issued by the District Magistrate Bandipora.
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