Coronavirus scare: Section 144 clamped in Odisha’s Jajpur

Jajpur: After Ganjam, district administration of Jajpur today imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC to avoid spreading of COVID-19.

Besides, leaves of all Government employees in the district have been cancelled. Baruni Snana that was scheduled to be held on March 21 has also been cancelled. Following the prohibitory orders, gathering of more than five persons at one place in the district has been restricted.

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Meanwhile, leaves of Government officials in Bhadrak and Rayagada districts have also been cancelled.

As part of precautionary measures, the Ganjam administration yesterday had clamped Section 144 in the district. Today, the  Collector and Berhampur Municipal  Corporation (BeMC) Commissioner ordered closure of all shopping malls and showrooms in Berhampur to curb spreading of the highly infectious virus.

 

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