As Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few days, the district administration has decided to impose a strict curfew for a period of 10 days, starting Friday.
“There shall be strict Corona Curfew in the areas of Zadibal (SMC Ward No’s: 55-Hawal, 56-Alamgari Bazar, & 63-Kathi Darwaz) and Lal Bazar (SMC Ward No’s: 59-Lalbazar, 60-Botshah Mohalla, 61-Umer Colony) for a period of 10 days starting from today,” said Mohammad Aijaz, the district magistrate of Srinagar. Official Order
The DM further ordered the chief medical officer to ensure that intensive door-to-door RAT/RTPCT testing takes place in the mentioned wards. In addition to this, the authorities are directed to barricade the restricted areas.
All essential services, including all incidental services and activities needed for smooth functioning of these activities, shall be allowed to continue, both in the public and private sector. Standalone grocery/vegetable/meat/milk shops may also remain open and functional to ensure the provisioning of essential supplies from 7 am to 11 am only. There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies. There shall be no restriction on the movement of government officials for attending office duties, on the production of identity cards/official orders. 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.
What will remain shut
All educational institutions shall remain closed. All shopping complexes, bazaars, saloons, barber shops, cinema halls, restaurants, sport complexes, gyms, spas, swimming pools, parks, soos, etc, shall remain closed. 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.