Coronavirus: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar, other Kashmir parts

Srinagar

Authorities on Thursday imposed strict restrictions on the movement of people in several areas of Srinagar and Budgam districts in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The imposition of the curbs by the authorities follows a day after a 67-year-old woman from Khaniyar Srinagar, who had returned on March 16 from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah, tested positive for coronavirus.

Reports said barricades and concertina wires have been erected at many places in downtown Srinagar to stop the movement of the public as a precautionary measure.

They said that restrictions have been also imposed in several areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary wrote: “Restriction imposed in #Srinagar city for containment of any likely spread of #Coronavirus. Medical teams are following SOP. There will be initial problems for a day or so. Adm will ensure effective services & supplies. Pl stay at home. Contact District Control Room for any help.”

“The restrictions on public gatherings, assembly and movement in many areas are aimed at avoiding the spread of any likely cases. Pl cooperate,” he wrote on Twitter.

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