CAB enforcement to determine need for additional restrictions: SEC

CAB enforcement to determine need for additional restrictions: SEC
A health worker checks online COVID-19 certificates of visitors at the entrance of Shalimar Garden in Srinagar. Mubashir Khan/GK File

Jammu: State Executive Committee (SEC) on Sunday stated that the enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) was critical in determining the need for additional restrictions.

SEC made this assessment in new guidelines issued this evening in an order by the Chief

Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, who is also the chairperson State Executive Committee (SEC) of J&K Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction.

It reiterated that all districts of J&K would intensify efforts to ensure timely administering of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination in accordance with the due date for the same.

“All districts shall ensure the completion of overdue second dose of Covid vaccinations within a week,” it added.

“The District Magistrates of J&K shall strictly ensure that there is full compliance to Covid Appropriate Behaviour and defaulters are firmly dealt with under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act and the Indian Penal Code. The DMs shall intensify the campaigns for ensuring Covid Appropriate Behaviour,” it further directed.

While proposing no change in its earlier guidelines, it observed that there was a need to continue with the existing Covid containment measures in all districts in view of the uneven trend observed in daily Covid cases as well as rising positivity rate.

It maintained that the guidelines or instructions on Covid containment in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, already notified vide Government Orders 35 and 36-JK (DMRRR) of 2021 dated May 29, 2021 read with Government Orders 73-JK (DMRRR) of 2021 dated October 22-10-2021 and 79-JK(DMRRR) of 2021 dated November 7, 2021, would continue to remain in force till further orders.

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