Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday extended till May 30 the curfew imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus in the Union Territory.
“Corona Curfew imposed in all 20 distts 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 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 on Saturday.
Corona Curfew imposed in all 20 distts 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 being given limited flexibility to ensure economic activities do not suffer.
— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) May 22, 2021
The curfew imposed by the administration across the UT was scheduled to end on May 24.
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 in the UT on April 20.
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