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Srinagar hotel sealed for violation of COVID-19 norms

Srinagar

21-March-2020

Srinagar's Hotel Regenta in Rajbagh has been sealed for violation of orders issued under Disaster Management Act 2005, on the instructions of District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary.

"Non cooperation will earn jail and fine. Nothing less," Choudhary tweeted after passing an order imposing strict restrictions across Srinagar district on Saturday.

The Srinagar District Administration stated that no kind of public movement or activity will be allowed anywhere in the district adding that only government officials of essential services departments with valid IDs will be allowed to move.

Concerned agencies have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of restrictions across the district.

The order issued under Section 144 of CrPC stated that the decision to impose restrictions has been taken as a preventive measure and are aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus infection.

Choudhary has appealed to the general public to cooperate with the administration and ensure strict adherence to the order. He said violation of the order would constitute criminal offence and attract strict penal action. IANS