Karnah April 10 :Gomal Tanghdar declared as red zone in Kupwara district after 3 people tested positive for Covid-19 in karnah on Friday.

Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act, District Magistrate Kupwara said there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the village declared red zone and the people would stay at their homes to ensure complete lockdown.

In this regard, the District Magistrate on friday issued the order according to which, Gomal Tanghdar fall in the red zone category while adjoining villages of this tehsil declared as buffer zones, for the safety and well-being of general public.

The district officials said, “The area has become more vulnerable as far as further transmission of the Covid-19 virus is concerned. It is necessary to break further transmission of the disease in the area and it becomes imperative to take stringent precaution.

As per government statement the ZEO Tandhar shall act as administrator for red and buffer zones declared in their respective jurisdictions as indicated above.
The administrators have been directed to ensure that screening of Households in the Red Zone and furnish information.

“The Administrator shall be assisted by Concerned BDO and all the officers of the line departments to ensure the availability of basic facilities including food grains, LPG, medicines etc in the red/buffer zones. They shall promptly respond to medical emergencies and the concerned BMO shall dedicate one ambulance each for their respective areas,” the order reads.

Any person/group/organization found involved in the breach of this order shall be booked under relevant laws, the order added.

Taking strict action and measures the police department has raised Nakas at various points to prevent people from coming out from their areas.

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