JK News Today

Jammu, April 17:

The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered strict punishment for those not wearing mask in public places and also for those not maintaining social distancing

According to the order. “The District Magistrates shall strictly enforce the COVID appropriate behaviour of wearing Masks and maintaining social distance. Stringent punitive action under relevant provisions of Law should be taken against defaulters.”    

The government has also reduced the ceiling on functions and gatherings from 200 persons to 100. The order in this connection says, “The ceiling on the number of people permitted to attend gatherings/ functions shall stand reduced from 200 to 100. This shall apply to both indoor as well as outdoor gatherings/ functions.”  

This was decided in a detailed review of the current COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir conducted with the Financial Commissioner, Health; Administrative Secretary School Education, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu/Kashmir and other officers. 

Situation pertaining to the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir and trend of rise in the daily reported cases of infection in J&K.has prompted government to take the decision.