Weekend Covid-19 Curfew Lifted From 13 Districts In JK

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir State Executive Committee (SEC) on Sunday announced the lifting of weekend curfew from thirteen of the 20 districts, with further easing of restrictions owing to significant improvement in the Covid situation.

However, the night curfew would continue to remain in force in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur in Jammu division and Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama and Shopian in Kashmir province, an official order said.

The outdoor shops are permitted to open on all days, only from 7 am till 7 pm. The market associations will have to fully cooperate with the local administration in ensuring strict compliance to the COVID appropriate behaviour.

The order said “All shops in the indoor shopping complexes / Mails can open only for the consumers who are vaccinated or for customers with negative RT-PCR or RAT report of 48 hours prior. The shop owners/managers / staff will have to ensure compliance to it. The District Magistrates shall strictly enforce this measure”.

The restaurants and Bars can open for in-dining at 50 percent of its total capacity, only for the customers who are vaccinated or are carrying a negative RT-PCR or RAT report of 48 hours prior. The owners/staff/ managers of the establishments will have to ensure compliance to it. The District Magistrates shall strictly enforce this measure, it said.

“Indoor sports complexes are also permitted to open at 50 percent of its total capacity for persons vaccinated/ persons with valid negative report for Covid. The Swimming Pools will, however, continue to remain closed. Paid Public Parks are also permitted to open only for the vaccinated public,” the order reads.

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