‘Corona curfew’ extended till May 31
Restrictions continued on Saturday
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday extended till May 31 the curfew imposed across the union territory to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The restrictions were scheduled to end on May 24.
Corona Curfew imposed in all 20 distts (districts) of J&K till 7 am on Monday, 24/5/21 is extended further till 7 am on Monday, 31/5/21. Curfew will be strict except for a few essential services. DCs (Deputy Commissioners) being given limited flexibility to ensure economic activities do not suffer, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) said in a tweet on its official handle.
Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 3,848 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 2,63,905, while 43 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,465, officials said.
Earlier on April 29, the Jammu and Kashmir administration imposed curfew in 11 districts in a bid to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases, which was subsequently extended to all the 20 districts the next day.
The UT also witnessed a 34-hour curfew from 8 pm on April 24 till April 26.
On April 8, night curfew was imposed from 10 pm to 6 am in the urban areas of eight districts, which was extended to the municipal and urban local body limits of all the 20 districts on April 20.
Meanwhile, normal life remained affected on Saturday for the 24th consecutive day due to lockdown in the wake of the continuing surge in covid-19cases, officials said.
Police and paramilitary forces kept barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar as well as in other district headquarters of the Valley and the Jammu region to prevent the movement of people. However, essential and emergency services are allowed, the officials added.
Most of the shops, and other business establishments remained shut while public transport was off the roads.
In view of the alarming surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police said to have enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines, SOPs and restrictions strictly throughout the valley.
“During the last 24 hours, Police has arrested 214 persons, lodged 102 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,45,360 from 941 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley,” a police spokesman told GNS, adding, “Besides, a vehicle was seized and 02 shopkeepers were also booked by police in Budgam for violating Covid-19 norms.”
On April 29, the administration imposed a curfew in 11 districts in a bid to arrest the surge in Covid-19 cases, which has been extended to all the 20 districts till 7 am on May 31.