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Curfew imposed in Jammu and Kashmir as Covid-19 witnesses a spike

Last Updated on May 5, 2020 at 2:23 pm

A curfew has been imposed in entire state of Jammu and Kashmir from 7 pm to 7 am.

The curfew has been imposed in wake of a spike in cases of Coronavirus in the state. Residents who are stuck in other states have also started to come back due to which risk of rise in infection has risen.

Spokesperson of the J&K government Rohit Kansal tweeted, “Prohibitions (Curfew) on movement in ALL areas between 7 PM and 7 AM. No movement without passes. Medical emergencies exempted”.

Since Monday morning from 8 AM, at least 35 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported. The data has been released by Ministry of Home Affairs. Now the total number of Coronavirus in J&K stands at 701.

Besides direction on curfew in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has also issues a list of guidelines to be followed in J&K during the lockdown 3. As per an order by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, all domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for medical services, air ambulance, security purposes or for purpose as permitted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

All passenger movement by trains, except for security purpose or for purposes as permitted by MHA is also not permissible. Inter-state , inter-district and intra-district buses for public transport and private vehicles, except for purpose permitted under special categories is also not permitted.

All schools, colleges, universities, educational/training/coaching institutions are also not permitted to open. However online/distance learning is permitted.

Hospitality services other than those used for housing health/police/government officials/stranded persons and those used for quarantine purpose shall not be permitted. All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks will also remain closed.