Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : Followong continual wide~spread of Covid~19 in lake~district of Mirpur, loxal authorities are all set to impose lock down, in phases, for a month with effect from Mpnday ~ March 1st (06.00 in the morning) to secure result~oriented measures to overcome the pandemic in the district.
An official notification issued by Mirpur district magistrate Bader Muneer here said that their will be complete ban on the movement and entry of all sorts of transport to and from Mirpur district besides the entry of the tourists into the district and all sorts of the tourists resorts and parks will be completely closed during entire lock down period.
All sorts of educational institutions as well as private and public sector institutions / business concerns of essential services including banks will remain closed initially for two~ weeks period of the lock down wed March 1st to 14 in the district.
Medical stores and petrol pumps will be exempted of whole of the above period of the lock down and will function round the clock under the already announced SOPs in AJK.
General stores, vegetable, fruit, bakery, sweet shops, dairy farms, gas, meat shops will remain open only on Tuesday and Friday from 6.00 in the morning to 7.00 at night during the lock-down period.
All marriage halls have also ordered to be closed for a month with effect from March 1st to March 31 under the prohibitory orders to combat the pandemic that was found constantly at rising form in this district.
The hotels have also been ordered to be shut down for the marriage parties and other gatherings during the above one month period wef March 1st
The District Magistrate took the step in view of the apprehensions of the spread of the pandemic , as precautionary measures under Epidemic Disease Act XXXVI-1958.
The District Magistrate has directed to ensure strict compliance of anti-corona virus SOPs during and even after the lock down period.
The people should strictly follow the governmental SOPs and legal action will be initiated against individuals and business entities in case of non-compliance of the prohibitory orders during the above schedule of the preventive measures to overcome the pandemic.