Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday modified the weekend lockdown orders and announced restriction on non-essential movement across the Union Territory from every Friday afternoon to Monday morning to battle the alarming spread of Coronavirus.
“In continuation to the Covid-19 containment measures ordered vide Government Order No. 04-JK ( DMRRR) of 2022 dated 14-01- 2022 and in reference to the task force meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, J&K (Chairman State Executive Committee) along with the ACS (Finance), ACS (Health and Medical Education), Principal Secretary to the Government PWD (R&B) & other Senior Health functionaries on 20.01.2022 regarding an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the entire J&K and the presence of variant of concern (Omicron), the State Executive Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it under Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 orders the following: That there shall be a complete restriction on non-essential movement in the entire UT of J&K from every Friday 2.00 pm to Monday 6.00 am, henceforth,” reads an order issued here by the Chief secretary and chairman SEC.
However, the fresh order exempted the pregnant women employees from physical attendance and allowed them work from home.
“These directions shall be applicable till further orders,” it adds.