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Stringent punitive action against those not wearing masks: J&K Govt

Last Updated on April 17, 2021 at 3:42 pm

Government of Jammu and Kashmir has warned those not wearing masks in public with stringent punitive action.

The order states “Whereas, a detalled review of the current COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir was

conducted with the Financial Commissioner, Health; Administrative Secretary School

Education; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu/Kashmir and other officers, particularly on the


a. An overall assessment of the situation pertaining to the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, and

b. The prevailing trend of rise in the daily reported cases of infection in J&K.

On the basis of the above assessment, the State Executive Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred up on it under section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, hereby orders that —

The ceiling on the number of people permitted to attend gatherings / functions shall stand reduced from 200 to 100. This shall apply to both indoor as well as outdoor gatherings / functions.

As the District Magistrates shall strictly enforce the COVID appropriate behaviour of wearing Masks and maintaining social distance, stringent punitive action under provisions of Law should be taken against defaulters.