BANDIPORA, JULY 22, 2020: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmed today called for imposing strict restrictions in containment zones and acting tough against the violators of COVID related SOPs and guidelines.

He said this during a meeting convened to review the implementation of restrictions in Red Zones.

Dr Owais directed to close the markets in all the Red ones of the district and impressed on the law enforcing agencies to implement the lockdown in these areas in letter and spirit and ensure that all SOPs, guidelines and advisories are followed by the people in the district.

He impressed upon the officers to act against the violators of SOPs and impose heavy fines against them including on the people who are not wearing masks and not following social distancing.

He said by doing so the people not only risk their own life but put lot of people in vicinity in trouible.

Dr Owais directed the concerned officers to follow the directions of government and create awareness regarding maintaining of social distancing and other precautionary measures.

He also urged the shopkeepers to cooperate with the district administration to ensure the spread of virus is prevented.

The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue, SDM Sumbal, Nodal Officers of all Red Zones, Duty Magistrates, Officers from Health Department, Revenue officials, Tehsildars and other senior officers of the district.