Reveal travel history or face criminal action: DM Pulwama

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PULWAMA — Under the reeling COVID-19 pandemic, hiding travel history and contact history with the COVID-19 positive cases has further endangered the lives of thousands of people.

In this regard, District Magistrate Pulwama issued a final warning to the people exhibiting insensitivity towards disclosing their travel history or contact history with any COVID-19 positive case.

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DM emphasized that any departure from disclosing travel history shall be dealt with as per relevant laws and district police would initiate immediate action. He added that no case of self reporting or voluntary disclosure of self reporting shall be entertained after 8:00 PM, March 30.

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Earlier, District Magistrate Pulwama continuously appealed people to shun irrational fear associated with disclosing their travel or the contact history with any COVID-19 positive person and cooperate with the authorities in self reporting of either histories.

He urged the individuals/persons with any travel history to self report at established COVID-19 control room (01933-240412), (01933-240912) set up in CMO office. Moreover, individuals can also contact help desk at CMO Office Pulwama on 7006130677 (Dr. Nuzhat) and on 9419297323 (Uzma Bashir).

Similarly, people can also contact help desk established at PHC Awantipora on 9906785983 (Dr Jaweed Mehmood) and on 8803948011 (Ghulam Hassan Magray) or can directly report at till evening 8:00 PM.

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The authorities have reiterated that concealment of travel history or circumvention of screening would coerce the authorities to invoke relevant Sections of IPC and stringent action shall be initiated under Section 269 IPC (unlawfully or negligently doing something which is likely to spread infection of any dangerous disease to life), Section 270 IPC (malignant act likely to spread infection of dangerous disease to life), Section 271 IPC (knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule) and Section 188 IPC (disobeying any government order).

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