J&K government imposes weekend curfew on rise in COVID cases – India Times Hindi News

In response to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory, the Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a complete ban on non-essential movement during the weekend.

The state’s Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction said that the decision was taken in view of the uneven trend in daily Covid-19 cases and rising positivity rate.

The new restrictions came after 2,456 fresh Covid cases were reported in the union territory on Friday, the highest single-day jump since the start of the pandemic.

Night curfew is already in place From 9 am to 6 pm in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

All Schools, Colleges and Coaching Centers The closure has been ordered, only fully immunized employees are allowed to come to work for administrative purposes.

Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, restaurants, gyms and swimming pools are allowed to function at 25 per cent capacity.

Up to 25 people can attend any indoor and outdoor event. Banquet halls are allowed to assemble 25 vaccinated people if they have a negative RT-PCR or RAT report not older than 72 hours, or 25 per cent of the venue’s capacity, whichever is less.

District Magistrates have been directed to constitute inspection teams of district officers to check whether COVID-appropriate behavior is being followed and submit a daily report on the same. Zero tolerance policy will be adopted and strict action will be taken against those violating the COVID norms.

All the districts have been ordered to speed up the pace of vaccination. Timely administration of a second dose of vaccine should be ensured, while more efforts are needed to reduce overdose statistics.

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