Positivity rate in district increases to 25.15 per cent.

In view of the sudden spurt in Covid positive cases, the district administration has ordered that non-essential shops shall remain opened till 8 pm.

District Magistrate Isha Kalia issued these order in exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 of CrPC, 1973 and National Disaster Management Act, 2005, in continuation of earlier orders dated January 4 and 8, 2022.

The order further stated that all shops and vehicles/persons dealing in essential commodities such as food, medicines, milk and milk products, poultry, etc., shall be exempted. Further, there shall be no restriction on the movement of raw materials finished goods, personnel, etc related to the manufacturing of pharmaceutical drugs, including vaccines and medical devices, diagnostic testing kits, etc.

Whereas, the district is still observing a continuous surge in the number of Covid-19 positive cases and as per Covid-19 report of January 10, it has been observed that the positivity rate has increased to 25.15 per cent.

The order further stated that all other conditions of earlier orders will remain the same. Any violations shall invite criminal proceedings under the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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