Srinagar, May 1 (GNS): Government on Saturday extended till May 6 the corona curfew in four districts, including Srinagar and Jammu, amid continuing surge in the covid-19 cases.
“The Corona Curfew ending at 7 am on Monday, 3 May 2021 stands extended till 7 am on Thursday, 6 May 2021 in the 4 districts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu,” the government said in a tweet.
“The Corona curfew at night shall continue in all Municipal / urban local body limits of all 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir, including (these four districts). Night curfew will be in force from 8 pm to 7 a.m. Other restrictions when curfew is not there continue as before,” it added. An 84-hour corona curfew started from Thursday 7 p.m. and was scheduled to end in all districts on 7 a.m. on Monday.
Meanwhile, life continued to remain affected even as nine more districts in J&K came under complete lockdown from Friday evening.
These nine districts include Bandipora, Kupwara, Shopian, Rajouri, Poonch, Samba, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban. It came into effect at 7 pm and would remain in force till 7 am on May 3, they said.
The rest of 11 districts— Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Jammu, Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur came under an 84-hour-long curfew at 7 pm on Thursday which has now been extended in four districts, they said.
Earlier, the administration had announced a 34-hour night curfew from 8 pm on Saturday.
On April 8, a night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am was imposed in the urban areas of eight districts, which was extended to the municipal and urban local body limits of all the 20 districts in J&K on April 20.
Reports said that streets wore a deserted look as most shops and business establishments were closed and traffic off the road. However, some private vehicles, particularly people associated with essential services and with emergency were allowed to move after proper verification buy police and the paramilitary men.
“During last 24 hours, Police has arrested 40 persons, lodged 26 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 51,270 from 335 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 11 vehicles and four two-wheelers were also seized for violating guidelines/restrictions,” police said, adding, “The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley.” (GNS)