Srinagar: Authorities have decided to impose strict restrictions in most parts of valley to prevent public movement amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak on the day of Eid.
Police officiasl said that the lockdown restrictions were eased in some areas of Valley ahead of Eid during which people were allowed to buy essential commodities while observing social distance.
“The people stepped out of their houses to buy food items but were seen abiding by the social distancing norm as a precautionary measure to halt the spread of the virus,” a police officer said.
In Lal chowk and some other city areas, the police seized scores of vehicles for violation of lockdown.
The police had erected barricades to stop movement of people.
“Those violating the lockdown orders can face legal action under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which lays down punishment as per Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, for flouting such orders”, officials said adding that the government has also urged the general public to maintain social distancing.
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