Covid-19 Containment: Admin Announces Further Relaxations In 8 Districts

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday announced further relaxations in Covid-19 containment measures in the eight districts of the Union Territory including Poonch, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

In an order issued by the Chief Secretary, who is also the chairman of State Executive Committee, further relaxations are granted to a few activities in eight districts of the UT.

According to the order, barber shops, saloons and parlours have been allowed to remain open on all day in a week except on Saturday and Sundays.

The order stated that standalone shops, outdoor bazaars and outdoor shopping complexes are also permitted to open on all days in a week except on Saturdays and Sundays.

“All government and private offices can function without any relaxation subject to strict adherence to Covid appropriate behavior. The wholesale trade of liquor shall continue to be permitted to operate on 5 days in a week (except on Saturdays and Sundays) in the entire UT,” reads the order.

“The district magistrates shall strictly ensure that there is full compliance to Covid appropriate behaviour and defaulters are firmly dealt with under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act and the Indian Penal Code,” reads the order.

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