Strict restrictions remained imposed on Friday on the movement of people in Kashmir valley following imposition of 84-hour-long ‘corona lockdown’ by administration amid unabated rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory of J&K.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday ordered a complete lockdown for 84 hours in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal in central, Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama in south and Baramulla in north Kashmir from 1900 hrs on Thursday to 0700 hrs on Monday. However, essential services were exempted from the lockdown.
Meanwhile, ‘COVID lockdown’ will be extended to the remaining three Kashmir districts — including Kupwara, Bandipora in north and Shopian in south — from Friday evening till Monday morning.
Streets wore a deserted look with shops and business establishments closed and traffic off the road in the summer capital, Srinagar, and six other districts of Kashmir valley, where security forces have closed majority roads with barbed wires and barricades to stop the movement of people.