Coronavirus: Restrictions on movement of people continue in Kashmir


Restrictions on movement and assembly of people to contain the spread of coronavirus continued in Kashmir for the 41st consecutive day on Tuesday.

A deserted view of Lal Chowk as Lockdown continues across the Kashmir valley to curb 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 declared containment or red zones across the valley have been sealed to ensure strict adherence to the standard operating procedure.

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.

The lockdown began on Thursday, 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. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown till May 3.

As of now, J&K has reported 546 cases, out of which 488 were in Kashmir and 58 in Jammu. Seven have died, while 164 recovered. More than 67570 people have been kept under surveillance.


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