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Many markets in Jammu continue voluntary weekend lockdown

Last Updated on June 27, 2021 at 4:48 pm

After the Covid-19 Delta Plus variant detected in the region, the biggest grain market in Jammu wore deserted look as the local traders have decided to continue the weekend lockdown.

Since the reduction of Covid-19 cases Jammu and Kashmir administration removed the weekend curfew from eight districts, including Jammu.

As per reports, all shops and business establishments in the Nehru Market and adjoining areas including Asia Chowk and Vikram chowk remained closed in response to the call given by Traders Federation Ware House Nehru Market.

The federation president Deepak Gupta said that they have decided to keep up the weekend lockdown for next three weeks as a precautionary step after the first Delta Plus variant case was detected. Further he said that everyone should be extra careful and follow all the precautionary measures to fight against Covid-19.

He further said that though administration allowed opening of the shops but as a responsible trade organization they have decided to continue weekend lockdown.

On June 23, the principal of Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu, Shashi Sudhan Sharma said that the first case of the Delta Plus variant was detected in Katra township of Reasi district.

As per reports, the shops and business establishments reopened in most parts of Jammu district along with Samba, Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur in Jammu province and Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora in Kashmir as per government order but these establishments remained closed in the rest of the 12 districts across J&K owing to the weekend lockdown restrictions.