Seven villages declared red zones to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Pulwama
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Seven villages declared red zones to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Pulwama

“the area has become more vulnerable as far as further transmission of the COVID-19 virus is concerned.

Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act, District Magistrate Pulwama said that there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the villages declared red zones and the people would stay in their homes to ensure complete lockdown.

In this regard District Magistrate today issued orderaccording to   which Khaigam,Sangerwani,  Abhama villages of tehsilRajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of tehsil Pulwama  fall in red zone category while  adjoining villages of these tehsils  have been declared buffer zones, for the ofsafety and well being of general public.

According to an order issued by the District Magistrate, aperson hailing from District who attended a religious congregation at Gudurahas tested positive for COVID-19, has moved to various villages including hisnative village Khaigam.

The order further reads that there would be no vehicularmovement on the Pulwama-Chakoora ,Newa – Parigam and Pulwama – Keller  road.

The District officials said, "the area has become morevulnerable as far as further transmission of the COVID-19 virus is concerned.It is necessary to break further transmission of the disease in the area and itbecomes imperative to take stringent precautionary measures like declaringconcerned villages  as red zones andother villages of  tehsil Pulwama andTehsil Rajpora as a buffer zone,".

DM directed the officials concerned to ensure supply ofessential commodities as per laid down protocols in the villages covering bothlocal residents and outside labourers and warned of stern action against anyonewho tries to violate orders.

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