Covid surge: J&K extends night curfew to all urban areas | India News – Times of India


JAMMU: In the wake of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the Jammu & Kashmir government on Tuesday extended night curfew to all municipal and urban local body limits across the union territory.
According to a government spokesperson, the night curfew has been extended to all municipal and urban local body limits of all 20 districts as a precautionary measure. “It was already in force in eight districts earlier from 10 pm to 6 am. Only 50% of shops in markets/malls within the municipal limits/urban local body limits will be open on an alternate basis through a rotation system,” an official said. Public transport will also be permitted to ply only at 50% of its authorized seating capacity.
The district magistrates of all districts across J&K have been asked to devise a mechanism to implement the measures in consultation with local market associations. The official Twitter handler of lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha mentioned: New Covid control measures, including corona curfew at night, to be extended to all municipal/urban local body limits of all 20 districts of Jammu & Kashmir.
Night curfew was already in force since April 9 in the municipal areas of Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam, Anantnag, and Kupwara districts.

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