Weekend Covid curfew implemented in Kashmir

Weekend Covid curfew implemented in Kashmir
Barricades around Ghanta Ghar in the main city of Srinagar. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, June 5: The streets in Kashmir wore a deserted look on Saturday as authorities imposed weekend Corona Curfew.

The weekend curfew came into force on Friday evening in the summer capital Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir. Markets continued to remain closed as shops and business establishments have been allowed to open on a rotational basis.

Reports said strict restrictions on movement of people and transport 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 in markets 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 parks would remain closed till further orders.

All the roads and market places, including Lal Chowk, were sealed early on Saturday morning 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 in downtown and uptown in Srinagar in view of weekend curfew. But people with emergency or associated with essential services, including doctors and paramedics were allowed to move on the roads after proper verification.

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