Covid-19: Govt Lifts Weekend Lockdown, Night Curfew Continue

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmnir administration on Sunday lifted the weekend curfew, however, the night restrictions (10 pm-6am) will continue as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.

According to order all Colleges, Schools, Polytechnics, ITIs, etc shall continue to adopt online medium of teaching. There shall be no in-person teaching.

“Coaching Centres for Civil Services/Engineering/NEET etc. are permitted to adopt offline medium of teaching at 50% of their capacity subject to the condition that both faculty members, as well as students, are fully vaccinated and the Head of the centre ensures due precautions such as CAB and adherence to SOP.”

“Educational institutions shall be permitted to direct attendance of vaccinated staff for administrative purposes only. The Head of the institution must ensure that guidelines related to social distancing and Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) are strictly followed.”

“Night Curfew shall continue to remain in force in all Districts from 10 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement. All Deputy Commissioners shall intensify testing and ensure full utilization of available RT-PCR and RAT capacities. There shall be no drop in testing levels.”

“Chief Medical Officers of all districts shall submit a daily report regarding the utilisation of available RT-PCR capacities to the District Magistrates concerned. Besides, District Magistrates shall also go for capacity expansion of the RT-PCR testing as per the requirement.”

It also added that the Deputy Commissioners shall also focus on the positivity rates of the Medical-Blocks under their jurisdictions. Intensified measures related to Covid management and restriction of activities shall be undertaken in these Blocks.

To reduce the rate of transmission within J&K, all efforts shall be made by Authorities through active involvement of PRIs, Community Leaders, Market Associations and Federations, it reads.

“Pregnant Women Employees will be exempted from Physical attendance. They shall be allowed to work from home,” it added.

“Employees with disabilities shall also be given the option to work from home,” reads the order, adding that a maximum number of people permitted to attend any indoor gathering shall be strictly restricted to 25.

“Banquet Halls in alll the Districts of J&K are permitted to allow gathering up to 25% of the authorised capacity (with verifiable RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test for Covidl9 not older than 72 hours), in open spaces only.”

“Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, restaurants, clubs, gymnasiums and swimming pools are permitted to function at 25% of the authorised capacity with due precautions such as CAB and adherence to SOP.”

The order reads that all Districts to ensure the completion of Overdue Second Dose of Covid Vaccinations within a week. Overdue figures should be brought down to minimal levels in All Districts.

The following categories of asymptomatic Incoming passengers by Air/Rail/Road to the UT of J&K shall NOT be required to undergo RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Covid-19 Test on arrival: If they are carrying a valid and verifiable Final Certificate Report of Covid-19 Vaccination

“If they are carrying a valid and verifiable RT-PCR Covid-19 Negative report taken within 72 hours of arrival time, RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Covid-19 Tests shall however be conducted on Symptomatic Incoming Passengers by Air/Rail/Road to J&K.”

“Inter-State movement of passenger transport of SRTC/ Stage Contract Private Passenger Buses shall be permitted for a fully vaccinated persons or persons with verifiable RT-PCR not older than 72 hours or based on RAT on-spot with strict compliance with CAB.”

Entry into Parks shall be permitted to vaccinated persons only with due verification. Surprise checks shall be conducted by inspection teams to assess the implementation and initiate corrective measures, reads the order.

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