Coronavirus: Govt offices to remain closed till April 14, says Admin


The administration on Wednesday decided to close all the government departments except those providing essential services across the Jammu and Kashmir till April 14, a top official said today.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, government spokesman Rohit Kansal wrote: “#COVID19 #JammuAndKashmir  #FightagainstCorona  All government offices except those providing essential services closed till April 14 @diprjk (sic).”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to observe lockdown across India for 21 days to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs has already issued a list of essential commodities and all the goods vehicles including those carrying essential items will be allowed to ply with proper permits or passes issued by the concerned District Administration.

Educational institutions across Kashmir have already been closed, while all public places including gymnasiums, parks, clubs and restaurants have been shut down.

Restrictions were first imposed in many parts of the valley on Thursday to contain the spread of the virus.

So far, the valley has registered four positive cases of the coronavirus.


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