Coronavirus: Lockdown continues in Kashmir


A complete lockdown is being observed in Kashmir for the 34th consecutive day on Tuesday to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Lalchowk sealed to stop the assembly movement of people during government imposed lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus: KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The markets across all districts of Kashmir valley remained closed and roads also remained blocked with concertina wires and manned by the police.

The lockdown began on March 19, a day after the first case tested positive in Srinagar. Only the people associated with essential services were allowed to move after checking their identity cards.

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

While the Prime Minister extended the country-wide lockdown till May 3 as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

As of now, J&K has reported 368 cases, of which 311 are Active Positive, 42 have recovered and 05 have died.


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