Life affected as weekend COVID curfew imposed

Srinagar, June 12: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Saturday due to weekend Corona curfew as business establishments remained closed and traffic was largely off the roads.

The weekend curfew came into force on Friday to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the summer capital Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir.

Reports said that strict restrictions on movement of people and transportation in some Red category districts including Anantnag and Baramulla continued for the second successive day on Saturday.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration last week gave some relaxation in the month-long COVID curfew that was imposed amid an unabated rise in the number of positive cases and deaths on April 29.

The order said shops and business establishments were allowed to open on rotational basis two days a week while public traffic, with 50 per cent seat capacity, was allowed to ply in five Orange category districts in Kashmir.

However, authorities have continued weekend curfew in the valley, where clubs, gyms, spas and paid parks would remain closed till further orders.

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