Due to COVID-19, Kangra DM orders postponing of all gatherings in district

Dharamshala (HP), Mar 15 (PTI) The Kangra district administration on Sunday issued an advisory urging the public against mass gatherings in light of the coronavirus threat and postponing all fairs, festivals, processions, and rallies with a large congregation.

District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Prajapati issued the order that states that the advisory will be in place till the situation relating to spread of COVID-19 improves in the district.

In case of any events related to religious purposes at a particular time, an adequate advisory shall be issued to public to refrain from gathering in large numbers, unless there are compelling reasons to do so.

Prominent display of material relating to COVID-19 and arrangements for hand washing /sanitisation shall be made and all due precautions prescribed by the government shall be taken by the organisers, it stated.

In a separate order, the DM designated six officers of the health department as surveillance personnel for prevention and control of the epidemic.

The officials with the contact details are - Dr Gurdarshan Gupta, CMO, Kangra at 9418093360; Dr Surinder Singh, SM, Tanda at 8626935119; Dr Dinesh Mahajan, SM, Dharamshala at 9418122474; Dr Vinay Mahajan, SM, Palampur at 9418462877; Dr Vikram Katoch, MOH, Dharamshala at 9816599899; Dr Rajesh Kumar Sood, DSO, Dharmshala at 9418064077; Dr Aditya Sood, DPO, Dharamshala at 701871006.

The DM further said all medical officers of the 13 blocks in Kangra district are also authorised to assist the designated doctors. PTI CORR HDA