J-K govt extends COVID-19 lockdown guidelines till 3 July

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Srinagar: The government in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday extended the already issued guidelines on lockdown measures in the UT till July 03.

In an order, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) the government said that the guidelines issued on, June 07 has been extended till July 03.

“Whereas, the Union Home Secretary in his capacity as Chairperson NEC, vide Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 29.06.2020, has issued fresh guidelines for implementation of the extended lockdown in Containment

Zones (Red Zones) till 31.07.2020 and reopening certain more activities in a calibrated manner in areas outside Containment Zones (Red Zones),” the order states.

The order further states that these guidelines require State and UT Governments to assess the current spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and based on this assessment, prohibit certain activities outside the Containment Zones or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary, which will require a detailed assessment and consultations on the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the State Executive Committee hereby orders that the guidelines/instructions issued vide Order No. 59 and 61 -JK-(DMRRR) of 2020 dated 07.06.2020 shall continue to remain valid till 03.07.2020,” the order further states—(KNO)

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