Srinagar, May 7 (GNS): Normal life remained affected in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday due to lockdown in the wake of alarming surge in coronavirus cases, officials said.
Restrictions on the movement and assembly of people continued to remain imposed across the J&K. Police and paramilitary forces put barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar as well as in other district headquarters of the Valley and the Jammu region to prevent the movement of people.
However, essential and emergency services are allowed, the officials added.
Most of the shops, and other business establishments remained shut while public transport was off the roads.
In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines, SOPs and restrictions strictly throughout the valley, a police spokesman said.
“During last 24 hours, Police has arrested 43 persons, lodged 12 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 70,010 from 480 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley,” the police spokesman said in a statement to GNS.
Besides, he said, 24 vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Baramulla for violating Covid-19 norms.
On Tuesday, the authorities extended ‘corona curfew’ till May 10 in five districts of J&K including Srinagar and Jammu.
“In view of the trend in COVID positive cases, the positivity rate and the cases per million, the Corona Curfew in the 4 districts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu which is there till 7 am on Thursday, 6 May 2021, will stand extended till 6 am on Monday, 10 May 2021,” government had said. Many other districts extended the curfew till Monday. (GNS)