Chairman, DDMA/ DC Leh, Shrikant Suse imposed weekend COVID curfew from Friday 9 PM to Monday 5 AM as an additional restriction in an attempt to curb the rising COVID-19 infection cases in the district.
Chairman, DDMA Leh, shared that only certain categories would be allowed during the restricted period based on the production of valid ID cards. These categories include government employees, judicial officers/ staff, police, prison, home-guards, civil defence, officials/staff on duty at the airport, disaster management, electricity, water, sanitation, food and civil supplies, telecom service providers, employees on COVID-19 duties.
Chairman, DDMA Leh, shared that essential and emergency service such as health and family welfare and all concerned government and private medical establishments, including hospitals, diagnostic centres, testing labs, clinics/pharmacies and medical oxygen suppliers, would remain open during the weekend COVID curfew. Medical emergencies, beneficiaries of Covid-19 vaccination and COVID testing would be allowed on producing valid identification cards, including vaccine certificate and online registration IDs.
Similarly, services of commercial and private establishments such as petrol pumps, LPG bottling plants, cold storages, ATMs, private security agencies would remain available. Armed and paramilitary movements are not restricted. The media persons are allowed to the production of valid ID cards.
The Chairman, DDMA Leh, also stressed that public transport would be allowed only for the mentioned categories. However, the DDMA office will also provide movement pass on a need basis. People can apply for the pass online at https://leh.nic.in/epass/.
The movement of passengers travelling to/from outside Leh by Air is allowed to commute on showing air-ticket or boarding passes. Agricultural activities would be allowed in the villages with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour. He also informed that all intra-district and inter-district transportation of perishable items, vegetables and fuel would be allowed after producing relevant proofs.
Chairman, DDMA Leh, directed the concerned departments, including police, transport, SDMs, executive magistrate 1st class and SESs, to ensure strict enforcement of the restrictions in the entire district. Strict legal action would be initiated against the violators