Kabir Basti declared containment/red zone; Lockdown imposed

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JAMMU, AUGUST 04: District Magistrate Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, vide powers conferred upon her under section 144 of CrPC, read with relevant provisions under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, has declared Kabir Basti, falling in Municipal Ward No. 8, Police Station Bus Stand of district Jammu, as containment/red zone and imposed strict lockdown and tight perimeter control in the said area, except for essential needs.

Accordingly, the SOPs issued by the State Executive Committee vide its order number 38-JK-DMRRR of 2020 dated 14-4-2020 shall apply to the above specified areas, an order issued today stated.

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However, for any medical emergency, individuals can contact 24X7 control rooms at 0191-2571616, 0191-2571912 and necessary facilitation shall be done.

As per the order, “Any violation of this order shall invite punitive action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.”