COVID-19: “Follow lockdown in letter and spirit, till 31 March”

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Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar after a woman tested positive for COVID-19. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today appealed people to follow shutdown in letter and spirit across the Valley till 31 March.

While addressing media, he said that yesterday government ordered closure of all establishments and services throughout Kashmir till 31 March in a bid to prevent spread of coronavirus in the Valley. There would be a shutdown of all establishments and services except essential commodities.
He asked people not to venture out except emergency purposes. Only single person will reach market to buy groceries or the essential commodities and return home quickly.

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He said that people should avoid social gatherings. Five or more persons will not be allowed to venture out unnecessarily. Violators will be dealt strictly as per relevant section of law.

The Div Com urged people to adopt advisories issued by Health Department to stay safe and to prevent the spread of Corona virus. Public shall cooperate with the administration and follow the directions of government in exact compliance.

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