Govt imposes strict weekend lockdown in Srinagar, other districts

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The weekend lockdown was once again strictly imposed in Srinagar and other districts of the Valley on Saturday while police claimed to have filed four FIRs and realized over seven lakh rupees for Covid-19 norm violations across Kashmir.

Reports reaching a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that police today enforced a strict lockdown in a bid to prevent the Covid from spreading.

The government announced weekend lockdown in Srinagar and other districts in order to prevent the virus from spreading.

All the markets and shops across Srinagar especially in commercial hub Lal Chowk remained closed throughout the day.

District administration Srinagar had deputed enforcement squads accompanied by the magistrates at different locations in the city to check on the people found violating the Covid-19 Sops and not adhering to appropriate behavior.

Pertinently, DDMA Srinagar had said that strict action will be taken against Covid protocol violators and those found not wearing masks in public places will have to face FIR.

Meanwhile, as per a statement, during the last 24 hours, Police have lodged 04 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of 7,29,300 rupees from 4963 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines, rules and SOPs regarding Covid-19.

“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines and rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by the government to curb Covid-19 pandemic,” police said.

Meanwhile, police urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures, police said—(KNO)

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