J&K administration extends lockdown till May 19

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday decided to extend the lockdown for two days to make a detailed assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in order to impose restrictions as would be deemed necessary keeping in view the prevailing situation in the Union Territory.

According to an order issued by Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam in his capacity as chairman of the state executive committee under section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 said, “Whereas the national disaster management authority (NDMA) has extended the lockdown measures upto 31st May 2020. Whereas these guidelines require state and UT governments to delineate red, green and orange zones and based on their assessment, prohibit or regulate such activities or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary which will require a detailed assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in J&K.

“Now, therefore, in the exercise of powers conferred under section 24 of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the undersigned in his capacity as the chairman of the state executive committee, hereby orders that the guidelines/instructions issued vide order number 49-JK-(DMRRR) of 2020 dated 03-05-2020 shall continue to remain valid till 19-05-2020,” reads the order.

As of now, J&K has reported 1183 cases, out of which 595 are Active Positive, 575 have recovered and 13 have died.

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