Covid-19 2nd wave: Govt forces deployed as J-K locks down

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Srinagar: Amid spike in the COVID-19 cases, the authorities on Sunday imposed strict Corona curfew across Jammu and Kashmir in order to prevent the virus from spreading further.

According to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a large contingent of police and paramilitary troopers have been deployed all across Srinagar city and other districts in J-K to impose strict curfew today.

“Barricades have also been erected on every entry and exit points of Srinagar city,” witnesses said.

Meanwhile, the famous Sunday market in the city has also been closed. All the shops and other business establishments are also closed while only emergency services have been allowed to function normally.

Pertinently, the government on Saturday ordered imposition of corona curfew from Saturday evening till 6 am on Monday morning.

“Complete corona curfew to be observed in the Union Territory from 8 pm, April 24 (Saturday) till 6 am, April 26 (Monday). Essential and emergency services to be allowed. All market, commercial institutions will remain closed,” Office of J-K’s LG had Tweeted. (KNO)

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