Bandipora 26 April, KDC: Four localities of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district were declared as Micro Containment Zone on Monday by authorities after detection of fresh coronavirus cases in these localities.
An order, a copy of which lies with news agency-Kashmir Dot com KDC, reads “In view of detection fresh COVID-19 positive cases each in the habitations Jaago Mohallah, Nusso and Taang Mohallah, Nussoo Tehsil Bandipora, Kanni Mohalla and Sadur Mohall of Saderkoot in Hajin Tehsil, are declared micro containment zones for immediate prevention of spread of the virus and for the safety and prevention any harm to human life.”
Whereas, it has become imperative, in view of detection of positive COVID-19 positive cases in four localities of Bandipora, to initiate necessary measures under Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act, 2005 for immediate prevention of spread of the virus and for the safety and prevention any harm to human life, reads the order
The order said “Now, therefore, in view of the above, I, Dr. Owais Ahmad, IAS, Chairperson, DDMA/ District Magistrate, Bandipora, vide powers conferred upon me under relevant provisions of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, do hereby order as under, with immediate effect, till further orders”.
It said “Habitations of said localities, are declared as Micro Containment Zone for the purpose of initiation of necessary measures for containment and further spread of COVID-19. There shall be strict perimeter control within 100 meters of the said Micro Containment Zone”.
“Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora shall initiate vigorous and extensive contact tracing of all the fresh reported positive cases and 100% subsequent sampling all such contacts sampling of service providers, co-morbids & other vulnerable shall also be ensured as per SOP”, it said.
“Tehsildar Bandipora shall be the Nodal Officers viz-a-viz providing magisterial assistance, wherever required and any other issue of urgent nature, as may be reported in the said Micro Containment Zone” the order reads.
It said “SHO P/S Bandipora, Sumbal and DO Ajas shall provide necessary Police assistance, wherever required”.
It further said “Any violation of this order shall invite punitive action under Section 188 IPC & other relevant provisions of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 the Disaster Management Act, 2005”. (KDC)