Punjab

FIGHT AGAINST CORONA VIRUS: CURFEW IMPOSED IN FEROZEPUR TO ENSURE CURBS ON MOVEMENT AND GATHERING

March 23, 2020 08:52 PM

Ferozepur (Manish Bawa)

Moving ahead in the fight against Corone Virus the district administration Ferozepur has imposed full curfew in Ferozepur till further orders to ensure restriction of movement and gathering in the district.

Keeping in view the alarming situation arising due to the Corona Virus outbreak, Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur while exercising the powers conferred by section 144 of CRPC has imposed a full curfew on the entire district with immediate effect.

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER DEPLOYS 140 SPECIAL EXECUTIVE MAGISTRATES CUM SURVEILLANCE OFFICERS IN THE DISTRICT TO KEEP A CLOSE TAB OVER THE SITUATION,SAYS, ANY KIND OF VIOLATION OF CURFEW AND RESTRICTION ORDERS WILL BE DEALT WITH AN IRON HAND, SOLICITS PEOPLE SUPPORT TO CONTAIN COVID-19

  

Divulging more, the deputy commissioner said that no one is allowed to step out of their homes any kind of violation of these curfew orders will be dealt with an iron hand. Soliciting people support, Mr. Kulwant Singh said that restriction of movement and gathering is the only way to contain this disease and avoid further spread of this virus.

He said that the restriction orders will not apply to Para Military Forces, Military forces, government officers/employees on duty, the essential services and establishments.

In another order, the deputy commissioner has deployed 140 special executive magistrates cum surveillance officers in the entire district to keep a close tab over the law and order situation and to ensure the proper implementation of curfew orders. Notably, A total of 47 special executive magistrates have been deployed in Ferozepur, 53 for Guru Har Sahai and 40 for the Zira subdivision and all of these officers have been placed at the disposal of their respective sub-divisional magistrates, said the DC. The deputy commissioner further added that these special executive magistrates have been asked to report to their SDMs and all the SDMs have been directed to compile their report for necessary action. He said that these officers will also discharge their duty as surveillance officers in their allotted areas.

Deputy Commissioner Mr. Kulwant Singh has exhorted people of Ferozepur to come forward and help district administration in the fight against Corona Virus by informing the authorities about foreign returnees in the locality. He said that people can inform administration through the control room number 104 and district level control room number 0163-244024. He further appealed to foreign returnees to discharge their social responsibilities and come forward for testing and go for self-quarantine.

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