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    Jorhat Admin enforces section 144 CrPC amid surge in COVID-19 cases

    Wearing masks, using hand sanitizers, or washing hands with soap were made mandatory by the administration

    Guwahati: In order to restrict the surge of COVID-19 cases, the Jorhat district administration imposed prohibitory orders section 144 CrPC in the region and border areas of Assam Nagaland on Monday.

    All district magistrates and police officials have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of Section 144 and Covid-19 guidelines and protocol. They have been asked to initiate action against violators.

    In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Jorhat, wearing masks, using hand sanitizers, or washing hands with soap were made mandatory by the administration.

    Notably, section 144 of the CrPC restricts the assembly of five or more persons at a public place, nobody is allowed to conduct rallies, campaigns, agitation, demonstration, rally, procession, Mashal procession and shouting slogans.

    The Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat earlier in a tweet informed that six new people were tested positive to COVID-19 on Monday, thus, taking the cumulative caseload of the district to 12,407.

    The DC also stated that presently there are 20 active cases in the district with 71 deaths.

    Total numbers of patients discharged so far in Jorhat district is 12,244.

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