Donate ration for destitute & daily wagers at DDMC
After an American citizen lodged at hotel Sarovar Portico was found positive for novel coronavirus, the district magistrate Ashish Kumar Srivastava has prohibited operation of the hotel till further notice. Using powers under the Uttarakhand Epidemic Diseases, Covid-19 Regulations 2020 Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, the hotel has been locked down with immediate effect. The DM has also directed the Dehradun chief medical officer to identify the persons and hotel staff the infected American had come in contact with and isolate them without delay. Further, on the directions of the DM, supply of essential food items was made to the Forest Research Institute campus which is under lockdown.
Apart from this, a total of 564 natives who arrived at Rishikesh from various parts of the nation were sent off to their destinations in Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Pauri, Tehri, Karnprayag and Uttarkashi in 11 buses and four jeeps. The authorities also checked food items shops in Rishikesh, Chakrata-Kalsi-Sahiya between the designated time of 7 AM and 10 AM. The owners of shops not categorised as essential were issued warning to remain shut and prices were also checked to ascertain that there was no overrating. Similar checks were conducted in Mussoorie, Vikasnagar and Dehradun city. The DM has also appealed citizens and organisations willing to help destitute and daily wagers to deposit ration items including flour, rice, pulses, oil, salt-chilli, turmeric and sugar packets at the district disaster management centre. Anyone willing to do so should first call the centre at 0135-2726066 and maintain social distance.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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