Coronavirus: Restrictions on movement on people continue in Kashmir

Srinagar

Strict restrictions on the movement and assembly of people in Kashmir were in place for the 37th consecutive day on Friday to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Lalchowk sealed to stop the 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.

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.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 434, out of which 377 were in Kashmir and 57 in Jammu. Five have died, while 92 recovered. More than 64876 people have been kept under surveillance.

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