10-day Covid curfew imposed in Srinagar’s 5 wards

10-day Covid curfew imposed in Srinagar’s 5 wards
A man asks a policeman to let him move amid strict "Corona Curfew" imposed in the region, on April 25, 2021. [File]Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: The Srinagar district administration has ordered for imposition of Covid19 curfew in five wards of the district which will come into effect from Monday evening for ten days.

The order in this regard was issued by the district magistrate Srinagar Muhammad Aijaz Assad after taking a review of the situation and obtaining feedback from the stakeholder agencies.

“It has been felt expedient to put in place reasonable restrictions to minimize the chances of public gatherings and eliminate the epidemic spread chain in every form,” the order reads.

The Corona restrictions have been imposed by the district magistrate by virtue of powers vested in him under section 144 (CrPC and section 3 of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005.

“There shall be strict Corona Curfew in the five wards for a period of 10 days starting from today (Monday) with restrictions and guidelines,” the order reads.

The restrictions have been imposed in Bota Kadal, Umer Colony, Bhagwan Pora, Moulvi stop and Mill Stop localities of Lalbazar besides Shah Anwar Colony, Green Avenue Colony and Noorani Colony (Peer Bagh) of Hyderpora.

Restrictions have been also imposed in Hamdania Colony, Tawheed Abad Colony and Mathan of Chanapora besides Hamdania Colony, Bernina Housing Colony, Bilal Colony and SDA Colony of Bemina as well.

As per the order 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 provisioning of essential supplies from 7am to 11am only. There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies,” the order reads.

There will be no restriction on the movement of government officials for attending office duties on production of I-Cards or official orders.

“All development and construction works shall be allowed to continue without any hindrance. The vaccination drive shall not be halted,” it reads.

The administration has ordered that localized mobile teams will be constituted to provide vaccination in colonies, residential areas and containment zones.

The order further states that there will be a 24 hour complete Corona curfew with no movement of people except for permissible activities only.

“All Educational institutions, shopping complexes, Bazaars, Saloons, Barber Shops, Cinema Halls, Restaurants, Sport Complexes, Gyms, Spas, Swimming Pools, Parks and Zoos will remain closed,” the order reads.

No social gatherings or functions whether indoors or outdoors will be allowed in the areas where corona curfew has been imposed by the district administration Srinagar.

“The permitted ceiling for marriage will be restricted to 20 persons only while the gathering at funerals shall be limited to 10 persons only. There will be no ingress and egress of the public permitted in these areas except in case of Medical exigencies,” the order said.

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