Srinagar imposes 10-day curfew amid rise in coronavirus cases
New Delhi : Taking note of the current situation in Srinagar, the administration has announced a curfew for 10 days starting from Friday. Fresh guidelines have been announced for essential services to operate.
The move has come after the administration noticed surge in the number of coronavirus cases.
“There shall be strict Corona Curfew in the areas of Zadibal (SMC Ward No’s: 55-Hawal, 56-Alamgari Bazar, & 63-Kathi Darwaz) and Lal Bazar (SMC Ward No’s: 59-Lalbazar, 60-Botshah Mohalla, 61-Umer Colony) for a period of 10 days starting from today,” said Mohammad Aijaz, the district magistrate of Srinagar, in an order.
Check out the fresh guidelines below:
• All essential services, including incidental services and activities, shall be allowed to continue.
• Standalone grocery/vegetable/meat/milk shops may also remain open and functional to ensure the provisioning of essential supplies from 7 am to 11 am only.
• There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies.
• No restriction will be there on the movement of government officials for attending office duties.
• All development/ construction works shall be allowed to continue.
• The vaccination drive shall not be halted.
• Localized mobile teams will be constituted to provide vaccination in colonies.
Talking about the coronavirus cases, Jammu and Kashmir has registered 172 new COVID-19 infections. 21 of them is from Jammu and 151 others are from the Kashmir division of the UT.