Srinagar, June 11: To contain spread of covid19, authorities imposed curfew across Kashmir on Friday. On Thursday, 1,117 new positive cases in the UT, including 785 from Kashmir and 332 from Jammu division, were reported. As many as 25 people including 12 from Kashmir and 13 from Jammu division lost their lives to the infection.
Earlier, the administration on May 31 had announced some relaxations in the month-long COVID curfew after significant decline in the number of positive cases. However, most of the districts administrations decided to re-impose restrictions on Fridays in addition to weekend curfew, to prevent spread of the virus.
Markets on Friday remained closed even as the shops and business establishments are being allowed to open on rotational basis between Mondays and Thursdays in the valley, where the number of COVID positive cases has witnessed a significant decline during the last over three weeks.
On Friday, in Srinagar most the roads and market places, including Lal Chowk, remained sealed since early morning to prevent movement of people. Shops and businesses established were closed though few private vehicles and three-wheelers were plying in Srinagar.
Business and other activities remained closed in central Kashmir districts of Budgam and Ganderbal. Reports of similar restrictions were received from other parts of the valley including Sopore, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara in north and Shopian, Anantnag, Pulwama and Kulgam in south Kashmir.