Home / News / India /  Jammu & Kashmir: Srinagar administration imposes strict Covid curfew for 10 days. Details here
Listen to this article

As Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few days, the district administration has decided to impose a strict curfew for a period of 10 days, starting on Friday. 

“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. 

The DM further ordered the chief medical officer to ensure that intensive door-to-door RAT/RTPCT testing takes place in the mentioned wards. In addition to this, the authorities are directed to barricade the restricted areas. 

What's open

  • All essential services, including all incidental services and activities needed for smooth functioning of these activities, shall be allowed to continue, both in the public and private sector. 
  • 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.
  • There shall be no restriction on the movement of government officials for attending office duties, on the production of identity cards/official orders.
  • All development/ construction works shall be allowed to continue without any hindrance.
  • The vaccination drive shall not be halted. Localized mobile teams shall be constituted to provide vaccination in colonies, residential areas and containment zones.

What will remain shut

  • All educational institutions shall remain closed. 
  • All shopping complexes, bazaars, saloons, barber shops, cinema halls, restaurants, sport complexes, gyms, spas, swimming pools, parks, soos, etc, shall remain closed.
  • No social gatherings/functions, whether indoors or outdoors, shall be allowed. 
  • The permitted ceiling for marriage shall be restricted to 20 persons only. The gathering at funerals shall be limited to 10 persons only.

Covid situation in state

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 172 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of persons to 3,28,590 while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory, officials said.

Out of the 172 fresh cases, 21 were from the Jammu division and 151 from the Kashmir division of the UT, the officials said.

They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 67 cases followed by 36 cases in Baramulla district.

There are 1,617 active cases in the UT, while the number of recovered patients was 3,22,554, the officials said.

The death toll in the UT due to the pandemic was 4,419 as no fresh death was reported in the past 48 hours.

Meanwhile, the officials said there were 46 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the UT as no fresh case was reported since Wednesday evening.

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Subscribe to Mint Newsletters
* Enter a valid email
* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Recommended For You

Trending Stocks

Get alerts on WhatsApp
Set Preferences My ReadsWatchlistFeedbackRedeem a Gift CardLogout