Bandipora: Authorities in Bandipora booked a COVID positive shopkeeper and sealed his shop for opening and attending his shop in violation of the Home Isolation protocols. The shopkeeper was supposed to remain in strict isolation in his home after he tested positive recently.
On Thursday, officials of district administration Bandipora received reports of opening of shop in Kaloosa locality of Bandipora by a covid positive person in violation of Home Isolation guidelines. The authorities immediately swung into action and sealed the shop and booked the person under the provisions of The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Epidemic Disease Act for violating the Home Isolation norms and endangering the lives of others.
An official said that the contacts of the said shopkeeper is being identified and should also come forward voluntary for sampling in the interest of their own safety and those of others around them. He also appealed to the people to cooperate and to adopt COVID appropriate behavior and adherence to all SOPs during this pandemic and to report any such violation to the authorities.
Pertinent to mention that District Bandipora has 127 Active Positive Cases out of which 121 are in Home Isolation who are supposed to strictly remain within their homes till the time they test negative.