Maintain social distancing or ready to face legal action: Kangra DC
Says social distancing is a great weapon to prevent the spread of the possible infection of the corona virus
Dharamshala: The Deputy Commissior of Kangra District has made social distancing now mandatory in markets, shops, banks etc during curfew relaxation period in the district.
DC Kangra Rakesh Prajapati said that social distancing is a great weapon to prevent the spread of the possible infection of the corona virus, but people were bypassing it. He said that the district administration was continuously receiving complaints of avoiding of social distancing by the public.
DC Kangra Rakesh Prajapati has taken a tough stand after complaints of not making social distancing and such cases come to mind. He has made social distancing in the district Kangra now compulsory in markets, shops, banks etc. during curfew relaxation in the district.
DC Kangra has given clear orders in this context that if any person does not follow at least one meter distance from another person then it will be considered an offense and legal action will be taken against him/her.
DC added that all the shopkeepers, bank branch managers, heads of institutions and officers in duty will ensure that the people stand at least one meter apart. “If this is not done, legal action will be taken against the person as well as the shopkeeper or the head of the institution,” he added. Not only this, if any officer in any area does not get these orders complied with then action will be taken against him too.
This order will come into force with immediate effect. In this regard, DC Kangra Rakesh Prajapati said that social distancing is very effective to prevent the spread of infection of Korana virus, but people were not following it. In such a situation, social distancing has now become a legal obligation. In public places every person has to maintain one meter distance with the other. “If not done, action will be taken against both the person and the institution where the person is standing. On the other hand, if an officer of any area is not able to get it done, then legal action will be brought against him,” said Prajapati.