The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday extended the ‘Corona curfew’ imposed across the union territory in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. The corona curfew, which was supposed to end on May 24, has earlier been given multiple week-long extensions since April 30. The coronavirus-induced curfew in the union territory will now be in place till May 31.
“Corona Curfew imposed in all 20 distts (districts) of J&K till 7 am on Monday, 24/5/21 is extended further till 7 am on Monday, 31/5/21. Curfew will be strict except for a few essential services. DCs (Deputy Commissioners) being given limited flexibility to ensure economic activities do not suffer,” the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) said in a tweet on its official handle.
Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 3,848 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 2,63,905, while 43 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,465, officials said.
Earlier on April 29, the Jammu and Kashmir administration imposed curfew in 11 districts in a bid to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases, which was subsequently extended to all the 20 districts the next day.
The UT also witnessed a 34-hour curfew from 8 pm on April 24 till April 26.
On April 8, night curfew was imposed from 10 pm to 6 am in the urban areas of eight districts, which was extended to the municipal and urban local body limits of all the 20 districts on April 20.
(With PTI Inputs)