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Covid-19 Spike: DDMA Srinagar orders use of Face Mask as compulsory in public places

Imperative to ensure strict implementation of all preventive measures to minimize spread of covid-19

Post by on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Srinagar, July 19: With the spike in daily Covid-19 positive cases in Srinagar, under Covid-19 Containment measures authorities in Srinagar on Tuesday ordered the wearing of face masks mandatory at all public places across the district.
In an order issued by Mohammad Aijaz, Chairperson, District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Deputy Commissioner Srinagar in the exercise of powers vested under section-34 of Disaster Management Act 2005 ordered the use of Face Masks compulsory at all public places in District Srinagar, with immediate effect till further orders.
The order stated that there has been a recent spike in COVID-I 9 cases in UT of Jammu & Kashmir. Whereas various preventive measures are recommended by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India such as wearing Face Masks, maintenance of social distance and hand sanitization, etc. reiterated by the Department of Disaster Management Relief and Rehabilitation. J&K through various SOPs issued from time to time as effective means of COVID-19 containment.
“Whereas it has become imperative to ensure strict implementation of all preventive measures such as usage of face masks and maintenance of social distance in all the public places across the District to minimize the spread of covid-19 infection. Therefore in view of the above and in order to safeguard public health and wellbeing, I Mohammad Aijaz, IAS, Chairperson, District Disaster Management Authority/Deputy Commissioner Srinagar in exercise of powers vested in me under section-34 of Disaster Management Act 2005 do hereby order that use of Face Masks shall be compulsory at all public places in District Srinagar, with immediate effect till further orders”, states the order.
 
The order adds that all district/ sectoral officers shall ensure the usage of face masks by all officers/officials in the offices.

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