District Developmental Commissioner Bandipora Ravinder Kumar Thursday inspected several locations of main market Bandipora in order to take review of the latest implementation of various COVID-19 related advisories and guidelines.On the occasion, DDC directed to open the market side by side from tomorrow and stressed on service providers to follow all the guidelines and precautions in view of the pandemic. He directed that all service providers shall follow SoP’s including
1. Use of mask
2. Use of large size counter sanitizer
3. Maintaining contact register with name and contact number of customers
4. Display of service provider’s negative result of covid
5. Display of training certificate issued in favour of service provider.
Meanwhile, DC Bandipora said that district administration has conducted intensive awareness campaigning across district and general public including service providers were informed about Do’s and Don’ts’s about pandemic.DC Bandipora directed Tehsildar Bandipora and SHO Bandipora to monitor adherence to SOPs by service providers. He said that any violation shall invite strict action and shopkeepers violating any norm will be imposed with a fine and shop sealed.According to the orders issued by DC Bandipora on May 25, the business establishments have been classified in two categories –Essential-I and Essential-II. He said all the Essential-I category shops including medical shops, bakery, milk, vegetable, fruit, meat and poultry shops shall remain open daily from 9am to 5pm while the Essential-II shops shall remain open on alternate days to avoid rush in the market. All the shops shall remain closed on Sunday.Tea stalls, eateries, restaurants shall operate kitchens only for home delivery of food items while barber and saloons shall continue to remain closed.DDC urged the officers of the bank to increase counters in the banks to avoid rush of people outside banks and also urged the people to strictly follow social distancing.The DDC expressed gratitude of the people for cooperating with the administration in observing lockdown and the other guidelines, he said, it was because of the support of the people that Bandipora till date has been able to successfully fight the corona virus pandemic.