DC Pulwama declares several Masjids as quarantines centres | KNO

‘Tableegi Jamaat members who come from outside JK reside in these Masjids’
 DC Pulwama declares several Masjids as quarantines centres | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Mar 26 (KNO): District administration Pulwama on Thursday declared several mosques of the area as administrative quarantine centres following the return of Tableegi Jamaat. According to wire service–Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr. Raghav Langar, who also heads the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued an order which reads that "People of Tableegi Jamat are travelling from various areas to district Pulwama due to which there is every apprehension of spread of COVID-19 infection in the area." It said that mostly, the Tableegi Jamat on returning are living in certain mosques of the district that makes these mosques vulnerable to spread of infection to other people visiting there. "To curb spread of COVID-19, it is now felt to declare such mosques as quarantine areas where tabllegi jamat are residing or taking shelter," he said. “Such masjids/mosques of district Pulwama be designated as administrative quarantine centres where concerned magistrates find the Tableegi Jamat persons have recently returned from outside and are residing in mosques,” the order reads “Therefore in exercise of the powers vested in me under section 34 of Disaster Management Act.2005 I Dr. Raghav Langer (IAS) District Magistrate/Chairman DDMA Pulwama Pulwama declare that all such Masjids/mosques of District Pulwama be designated as Administartive Quarantine Centres, where concerned Magistrates find the Tableegi Jamaat persons have recently returned from outside and are residing in the mosques/masjids. All Magistrates of District Pulwama are directed to adhere to these directions wherever such situation arises in their jurisdiction,” the order reads–(KNO)