Covid-19: Admin Bans Sports Tournaments Sans Permission In Anantnag

Srinagar, June 20: District Magistrate Anantnag on Sunday ordered that no sports tournament shall be organized in the south Kashmir district without administration’s permission.

The order has been passed to avoid spread of infection through “illegal sports” activities, deputy Commissioner said in an order.

“In order to contain Covid-19 infection, various containment have been put in place including restrictions on gatherings,” the order notes.

“It has come to the notice of this office that some sports events are being conducted in violation of the containment measures/guidelines issued by SEC, in which large number of spectators turn up without observing covid appropriate behaviour/SOP, which has the potential to spread infection and put the public health to a potential risk,” the order said and stressed need for putting in place necessary measures to avoid spread of infection through these “illegal sports activities.”

“In view of the above, it is hereby ordered that no sports activity (tournament) shall be organized in the district without obtaining written permission from Assistant Commissioner Revenue/Sub Divisional Magistrate,” the order said, adding, “Any violation shall be dealt under the provisions of IPC and Disaster Management Act 2005.” gns

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