Jamshedpur, March 23: As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district administration
has decided to go for partial shutdown till March 31 but people refusing to follow orders.
Ravi Shankar Shukla Deputy Commissioner, told press persons here on Monday that the outlets selling essentials including groceries, vegetables, fruits, milks and pharmacy would be allowed to function during this period.
After the closure of the business hours, the civic workers would clean the market areas with disinfectants. Barring the outlets selling these items, all commercial establishments will remain closed.
However people are seen roaming on roads without following orders.
He said owners of hotels and lodges were directed to document the travel history of customers and to bring to the attention of the district administration the visit by foreigners.
Meanwhile, several persons in the district having travel history of visiting COVID-19 affected nations or having close contact with such persons were kept under observation.
The Department of Health and Family Welfare had directed people to remain under self-isolation at their home while three persons have been kept under isolation at hospitals.