SRINAGAR — The District Administration Srinagar on Thursday said that wholesale dealers, standalone grocery, vegetable, meat and milk shops may remain open during the 84-hour long lockdown which begins this evening.
In an order, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Assad, said that “restaurants and hotels can remain functional for in-house guests, to be served only in the rooms.”
“There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies, nomads migrating with herds, Darbar Move Officials/staff, and other products like agricultural/horticultural goods, on the National & State Highways.”
He said there shall be no restriction on interstate and intrastate movement of essential goods either.
“All Industrial and Scientific establishments, both Public & Private, are allowed to operate for production purposes, or otherwise. Internet services, IT, Telecom, IT enabled services’ sector, including e-Commerce are permitted.”
He said that “there shall be no restriction on the movement of Government Officials for attending office, duties on production of I-Cards and Official Orders.”
“All development/construction works shall be allowed to continue without any hindrance.”
The vaccination drive shall not be halted, he said.
“Localized mobile teams shall be constituted to provide vaccination in colonies, residential areas and containment zones.”
Regarding non-permissible activities, he said there shall be a complete ‘Corona Curfew’ with no movement of people except for permissible activities only.
“All educational institutions are already closed and shall continue to remain closed,” he said, adding, “All Shopping Complexes, Bazaars, Saloons, Barber Shops, Cinema Halls, Restaurants & Bars, Sport Complexes, Gyms, Spas, Swimming Pools, Parks, Zoos, etc, shall remain closed.”
He said “religious and social gatherings such as marriages, attended by up to 50 persons only, whether indoors or outdoors, and funerals/last rites, attended by up to 20 persons only, are allowed.”
“Public transport shall be allowed to operate at a maximum of 50% capacity only and this shall be strictly enforced.”
He said Health Department will establish telemedicine facilities for patients isolating at home.
“Dedicated Control room numbers for this shall be widely publicized,” adding, “Direct admission of patients in tertiary care hospitals shall be allowed only on referral from a district hospital except for emergencies.”
“All COVID-19 patients being admitted to tertiary hospitals in Jammu and Srinagar shall necessarily be based on referral from their respective District hospitals, except for grave emergencies.” (GNS)