In order to prevent the spread of Corona Virus in the district, the Jalandhar administration has decided to enforce a lockdown for restriction of movement and gathering in the district.
Announcing this Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police said that the lockdown would be enforced from 7 am on Sunday (March 22) till midnight on Wednesday (March 25). They said that during the lockdown all the commercial establishments in the district except few categories of exempted ones, which were required for the larger public interest, would be closed. The officers said that the takers of essential services and the providers of these services would be allowed to move with riders.
The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that no one would be allowed to loiter and severest of severe action would be taken against them. They said that the committees of the civil and Police officers have been constituted to enforce this effectively. The officers further said that movement of vehicles in, outside and within the city would be restricted to emergency vehicles.
The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police categorically said that only one person from a family would be allowed to move out for availing the essential services. They said that the movement would be restricted in Jalandhar as per the powers vested through the Epidemic Act. The officers said that every step would be taken to restrict gathering and movement in the district.
On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioners Mr Vishesh Sarangal and Mr Jasbir Singh were also present.