All pharmacies, chemist shops with 50 meter radius of Ccpur district hospital to remain closed

TMB Report

IMPHAL: The Office of the District Magistrate, Churachanpur on Sunday issued an order for closure of all pharmacies/chemist shops within 50 metre radius of the perimeter fencing of District Hospital Churachandpur, especially towards IB Road.

The move has been done as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 and initiating active surveillance within the area, the district administration said warning that any persons found violating the above directions shall be deemed to have committed an offènce punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

Earlier, the Office of the District Magistrate, Churachanpur had issued an order that in continuation of the office orders dated 23 July 2020 wherein prohibitory orders was issued under Section 144 of Cr.P.C 1973 in the entire District of Churachandpur prohibiting movement of people outside their residence and closure of all commercial establishment except Pharmacies/Chemist Shops.

However, following recent development regarding detection of an individual who runs a Pharmacy/Chemist Shop inside the perimeter of District Hospital Churachandpur with no travel history outside the State as a Covid-19 positive, the authorities said it had necessitate urgent and immediate additional preventive measure in the district.

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