JAMMU, JULY 18, 2020: District Magistrate, Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, today ordered strict adherence to compulsory registration for COVID-19 sampling by road travellers immediately on arrival at the district boundary checkpoints.

The District Magistrate and Chairperson District Disaster Management Authority, Jammu, , vide powers conferred upon her under section 34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 ordered that all road travelers shall get themselves registered at the at Ban Toll Plaza and Purmandal Morh, checkpoints and make themselves available at the appointed time and location for sampling and testing, without mingling with any other person.

As per the order, road travelers arriving from outside Jammu division are required to get themselves registered at the checkpoints set up at Ban Toll Plaza and Purmandal Morh, for their registration before entering the district.

“It has been reported that many road travelers arriving from outside the Jammu division are skipping the registration and mandatory sampling, testing and administrative quarantine process. Any violation of the above directions shall result in – Registration of FIR u/s 188 of Indian Penal Code; Initiation of punitive action under section 51 of National Disaster Management Act, 2005, which provides for imprisonment up to 1 year, or fine, or both” the order states further.

Vide Govt. Order No. 60-JK (DMRRR) of 2020 Dated 07-06-2020, the COVID -19 sampling and testing of all travelers arriving at the UT of J&K, has been made compulsory, followed by Administrative quarantine (except exempted categories) till the test results turn negative.

The Air and Train passengers are being sampled immediately on their arrival at the Jammu Airport and Jammu Tawi Railway Station respectively.

The road travelers are sampled at Government Medical College, Jammu, Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, and through mobile sampling Van, if they have travelled from any location outside the Jammu province.