Normal life across Kashmir remained paralysed due to Corona curfew that completed 27th consecutive day on Monday even as police booked several violators and seized vehicles.
All the roads and market places, including Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital remained sealed to prevent movement of people. Shops and business establishments were closed while all the roads were deserted as traffic and people were off the roads across Kashmir. But, people with emergency or associated with essential services, including doctors and paramedics were allowed to move on the roads after proper verification at various checkpoints established by police.
However, some of the standalone shops selling fruits, vegetables, grocery, milk were open in the morning as they have been allowed to function between 0600 hrs and 1000 hrs every day amid strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, including ensuring social distancing.
Reports of similar restrictions also came from other parts of Kashmir, including Sopore, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara in north and Shopian, Anantnag, Pulwama and Kulgam in south Kashmir. Shops and business establishments were closed and roads wore a deserted look in these districts, where police parties were patrolling their respective areas to ensure strict implementation of the lockdown.
Business and other activities remained crippled in central Kashmir districts of Budgam and Ganderbal as well.