SRINAGAR — Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have extended the ongoing curfew in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 by seven days in all 20 districts.
“Corona Curfew imposed in all 20 districts of J&K till 7 am on Monday, 10/5/21, is extended further by 7 days till 7 am on Monday, 17/5/21. The curfew will be strict except for a few essential services,” the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) government announced in a tweet.
Further, the gathering permissible for marriages has been reduced to 25 only with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, normal life remained affected in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday for the eleventh day due to lockdown.
Police and paramilitary forces put barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar as well as in other district headquarters 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. (GNS)