On spot testing and fine for persons found without masks
SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC)/ District Magistrate, Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad Thursday visited various markets of Srinagar City to inspect the implementation of Covid-19 SOPs to combat the fresh wave of Covid-19 in the district.
The DC was accompanied by Senior Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Chowdhary, and other concerned officers.
During the visit, the Deputy Commissioner inspected various markets of Srinagar City including Lal Chowk, Ghanta Ghar, Amira Kadal, Budshah Chowk, Dalgate, Batmaloo, Karan Nagar and other adjoining business hubs.
The inspection was carried out to take stock of implementation of various COVID-19 related advisories and guidelines including use of Face Masks, maintaining Social Distancing and rotational opening of business establishments.
On the occasion, the DC and SSP interacted with the traders, pedestrians and asked them to exhibit strict compliance to the government directions for larger public safety and health. He appealed to traders and transporters to cooperate with district administration and strictly follow Covid-19 SOPs, guidelines and precautions to control the Covid-19 infection.
He urged people to visit nearest vaccination centers and get vaccinated at an earliest to defeat the 2nd wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The DC directed the concerned officers to monitor adherence to SOPs by service providers and called for strict legal action against the violators of Covid SOPs.
During the visit, the DC provided face masks to some Shopkeepers and Pedestrians who were without masks. He also counselled them and cautioned to remain careful in future regarding wearing of Masks besides adopting Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) to avoid contacting infection of virus.
Meanwhile District Administration Srinagar has warned that anybody found without mask in public places shall have to undergo mandatory Covid testing apart from depositing fine as prescribed under Rules.