Coronavirus: Lockdown Had an Impressive Restart in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: These sights are nothing new to Kashmir. What makes it different is that around 13 million people living in Jammu and Kashmir have joined millions of people within and outside India to stay safe from a virus that has wreaked havoc across the world. Already 13597 people are reported killed across the world. The lockdown is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Janata curfew’, aimed at obstructing the infection by resorting to social distancing.  Kashmir is under lockdown for the last four days as the administration is considering it to take further, till the end of March. Kashmir Life photojournalist Bilal Bahadur visited Srinagar peripheries to capture the different moods of life that literally did not see on the streets.

A deserted view of Dalgate area of Srinagar after restrictions were imposed on the movement of people in several areas as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus disease on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

An aerial view of the deserted street on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar after curfew-like restrictions on the movement and assembly of people were imposed in Kashmir on Sunday, March 22, 2020, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to observe ‘Janata curfew’

A group of people who returned from abroad are being shifted in a bus to a quarantine facility in Srinagar on Sunday, March 22, 2020

A deserted view of Jahangir chowk Srinagar after strict curfew-like restrictions on the movement and assembly of people were imposed in Kashmir as part of PM Modi’s appeal to observe ‘Janata curfew’ on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Police personnel sealed the Lalchowk area following restrictions imposed as a preventive measure to keep the Coronavirus at bay.

Students who flew home from abroad sitting on chairs outside a quarantine facility in Srinagar on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Kashmir was put under virtual lockdown from March 19 as authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus in the valley, a day after a woman with travel history to Saudi Arabia tested positive for the disease.

Citizens who flew from Bangladesh and other countries quarantined in a local hotel at Lalchowk Srinagar watching from the balcony towards their relatives who were protesting against the lack of facilities on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Restrictions were imposed in all district of the J&K on the assembly of four or more persons under Section 144 s a preventive measure to keep the Coronavirus at bay.

 

 

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