Lockdown to be reimposed in Kashmir amid growing corona cases

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a strict lockdown in Kashmir in all the red districts, except Bandipore in North Kashmir from Wednesday evening till Monday, officials said.

The move has come in the wake of a surge in the COVID-19 cases in the valley.

“Complete lockdown in all Red districts (excluding Bandipora) of Kashmir division from today (Wednesday) evening till 6 a.m. on 27-7-2020,” an official statement said.

However, agriculture and construction activities will continue as per the guidelines and there will be no bar on the movement of goods carriers and fuel tankers.

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“Agriculture, horticulture and construction activities to continue as per the DMRR guidelines. Movement of goods carriers/LPG and oil tankers to continue unhindered,” the statement said.

There has been an alarming increase in the COVID-19 cases in Kashmir. Over 15,000 positive cases have tested recorded and 263 people have died due to the pandemic.

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