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Jammu: District authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur on Saturday said residents who have returned from Ladakh or abroad after March 1 would face strict action if they do not disclose details of their travel within two days. Udhampur District Development Commissioner Piyush Singla said teams have been tasked to track down people with recently travel history to foreign countries or Ladakh. These people will be asked to register themselves with officials concerned, he said. “We appeal to the people who have returned from foreign countries and Ladakh region after March 1 and have not disclosed their travel history, to come forward and register their names within two days so that they can be quarantined well in time,” Singla said. He warned that those hiding their travel history would face strict action. “After two days, if anybody is found hiding his or her identity, he or she will be dealt with strictly and FIR will be lodged against such defaulters,” Singla said. “The various surveillance teams of health and other departments are monitoring the situation on the ground,” he said. Singla directed Revenue officials, Panchayati Raj Institution members, village heads and frontline and village-level workers to conduct door-to-door surveys in their respective areas and report all such cases so that they could be quarantined. He appealed to the people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, and said that the administration was monitoring the situation closely and there was no need to panic.
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