COVID-19 Lockdown Reimposed In Srinagar Parts

SRINAGAR: To contain the recent spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Srinagar, District administration on Friday reimposed lockdown for ten days with immediate effect in six wards in the jurisdiction of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation.

According to an order issued by Chairman District Disaster Management Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad reads that the district has been reporting around 70 percent of the overall cases in J&K for the past 24 odd days adding the various local containment measures in the particular areas seeing a surge in cases were turning out to be ineffective.

“COVID-19 lockdown for ten days starting Friday has been reimposed in the particular ward numbers 55-Hawal, 56-Alamgari Bazar and 63-Kathi Darwaza in Zadibal, and SMC Wards, 59-Lal Bazar, 60-Botshah Mohalla and 61-Umer Colony in Lal Bazar except for essential activities,” reads the order.

“All essential services including all incidental services and activities needed for smooth functioning of these activities shall be allowed to continue, both in public and private sector,” it reads.

“Standalone shops dealing in groceries have been allowed to open from 7M till 11 AM only while educational institutions, shopping malls and other places of public rush shall remain closed,” it added.

“There shall be no restriction on the movement of Government Officials for attending office/ duties, on production of I-Cards/ Official Orders,” it reads.

“All development/ construction works shall be allowed to continue without any hindrance. The vaccination drive shall not be halted. Localized mobile teams shall be constituted to provide vaccination in colonies, residential areas and containment zones.”

“There shall be a 24 hour complete ‘Corona’ curfew with no movement of people except for permissible activities only, as mentioned above.”

“All Educational institutions, All Shopping Complexes, Bazaars, Saloons, Barber Shops, Cinema Halls, Restaurants, Sport Complexes, Gyms, Spas, Swimming Pools, Parks, Zoos, etc, shall remain closed,” it added.

“No social gatherings/functions whether indoors or outdoors shall be allowed. The permitted ceiling for marriage shall be restricted to 20 persons only. The gathering at funerals shall be limited to 10 persons only,” reads the order.

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