A complete lockdown is being observed in Kashmir for the 51st consecutive day on Friday to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
No congregational prayers were offered anywhere in J&K on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramzan. This was the seventh consecutive Friday when no congregational prayers were offered due to outbreak of covid19.
The markets across all districts of Kashmir valley remained closed and roads also remained blocked with concertina wires and manned by the police.
Educational institutions across Kashmir are closed, while all public places, including gymnasiums, parks, clubs and restaurants, were shut down more than a week before the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Restrictions were first imposed in many parts of the valley on March 20 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The measures were taken after a 67-year-old woman from the Khanyar area of the city, who had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 after performing Umrah, tested positive for COVID-19.
Only the people associated with essential services were allowed to move after checking their identity cards.
As of now, J&K has reported 823 cases, out of which 755 were in Kashmir and 68 in Jammu. Nine have died, while 335 recovered. More than 84900 people have been kept under surveillance.