Lockdown Re-imposed in Srinagar After Spike in Covid Cases


A police personnel stands guard near the barricades in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar – KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Following the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, authorities on Monday reimposed lockdown in many areas of Srinagar and other major towns to prevent the virus from spreading.

In the last week, over 450 cases were detected in Srinagar district alone, thus prompting the administration to re-impose the lockdown in the areas, which were declared red zones.

As per reports an overwhelming number of shops, business establishments and private offices remained closed in Srinagar district while the vehicular movement was also thin on the roads.

Earlier, the relaxation was given by the authorities following the three-month-long strict lockdown.

However, the decision to re-impose the lockdown was taken by the district administration after certain sections demanded the re-imposition of lockdown following the spike in the number of COVID cases.

Many of the areas and roads were sealed by the authorities to thwart the movement of people. “The barricades were erected by the authorities in many areas while many bridges were also sealed by the authorities,” they said.

Over 180 people have died due to the COVID-19 while over 10, 000 people have got infected to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far.

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