Coronavirus: Strict restrictions continue in Kashmir

Srinagar

Curfew-like restrictions continued for the 52nd consecutive day on movement and assembly of people to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Kashmir on Saturday.

CRPF personnel stand guard at a roadblock following restrictions imposed as a preventive measure to keep the Coronavirus at bay. The garble in the photograph indicates the tension in Kashmir mind. KL Image: 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.

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.

Educational institutions across Kashmir have already been closed, while all public places including gymnasiums, parks, clubs and restaurants have been shut down.

As of now, J&K has reported 823 cases, of which 450 are Active Positive, 364 have recovered and nine have died.

 

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