Covid Surge: Admin announces night curfew in eight JK districts
835 cases, one fatality reported
Srinagar: Amid the spike in covid-19 cases, the Lieutenant Governor led administration has ordered imposing “Corona curfew” from 10 pm to 6 am in the urban areas of eight districts, five of them in Kashmir Valley and three in Jammu division.
“Directed the Divisional administration to impose Corona curfew from 10 pm to 6 am in the urban areas of 8 districts affected by the recent #COVID spike. These districts are Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam, Anantnag and Kupwara,” tweeted the LG.
“The curfew will be in force in the municipal limits of the Urban Local Bodies of these districts. This will come into effect from Friday, 9 April 2021, 10 pm. Reasi District will be under close observation for any possible spikes in cases,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir recorded the highest single-day spike this year as 835 new coronavirus cases took the tally to 1,35,662, officials said.
Another fatality from the pathogen took the toll to 2,019. There are 5,623 active cases, while 1,28,020 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
The fresh 835 cases include 162 travellers. A total of 280 cases were from the Jammu division and 555 from Kashmir, they said.
The Union territory had less than 1,000 active cases on March 15, while the number of fresh cases crossed the three-digit mark from March 16.
Srinagar district recorded the highest 349 cases, including 61 travellers, followed by 148 in Jammu and 74 in Baramulla district.