Weekend Corona Curfew: 2000 booked for violations

A security man stands guard near Jehangir Chowk area of Srinagar amid 'Corona Curfew' in the region.
A security man stands guard near Jehangir Chowk area of Srinagar amid 'Corona Curfew' in the region. Photo: Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, June 6: For the second consecutive day on Sunday, the streets in Kashmir wore a deserted look owing to weekend ‘Corona Curfew’ even as police booked over two thousand alleged violators. The weekend curfew came into force on Friday evening.

Sources said that markets remained closed. They said strict restrictions on public movement and transport in ‘Red category’ districts including Anantnag and Baramulla remained in force.

The J&K administration last week announced some relaxation in the month-long covid curfew which was first imposed on April 29. However, the authorities have continued weekend curfew in Kashmir, where clubs, gyms, spas and paid parks would remain closed till further orders.

All the roads and market places, including Lal Chowk, remained sealed on Sunday to prevent public movement. Shops and businesses established were closed while all the roads were deserted as traffic and people were off the roads in downtown, civil lines, uptown in Srinagar in view of weekend curfew.

But, emergency and essential services including doctors and paramedics were allowed to move on the roads after proper verification.

Meanwhile, police said that during last 24 hours they arrested 24 persons, lodged 6 FIRs and realized fine to of Rs 2,40,470 from 2105 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19.

The special drive, police said, against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines.

Police requested people to cooperate in containing the spread of coronavirus.

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