Restrictions to contain coronavirus continues in Kashmir

Srinagar

Restrictions on movement and assembly of people to contain the spread of coronavirus continued in Kashmir for the 39th consecutive day on Sunday.

Streets continue to be deserted in Lalchowk: KL Image by 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.

Educational institutions across Kashmir are closed, while all public places, including gymnasiums, parks, clubs and restaurants, were shut down more than a week before the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The lockdown began on Thursday, March 19, a day after the first case tested positive in Srinagar. Only the people associated with essential services were allowed to move after checking their identity cards. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown till May 3.

As of now, J&K has reported 496 cases, out of which 439 were in Kashmir and 57 in Jammu. Six have died, while 109 recovered. More than 65722 people have been kept under surveillance.

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