Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Apr 22: Strict restrictions on movement and assembly of people were on Wednesday intensified even as locals preferred to stay indoors in view of COVID-19 cases crossing 350-mark in Kashmir, where Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been issued for pregnant women in the COVID-19 Red Zone areas.
‘Main roads in most places in the Valley remained sealed while barriers were erected at other places to check unwanted movement of people. All roads leading to areas, which were declared as ‘Red Zones’ after several COVID-19 positive cases surfaced from there, also remained sealed.
Shops and business establishments remained closed while streets were deserted due to strict restrictions imposed by authorities to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the valley.
The streets in uptown and civil lines were deserted as shops and business establishment were closed and traffic was off the roads. Security forces were deployed in these areas, where people alleged that security personnel were not allowing them to move out of their houses. Similar situation was witnessed in downtown, where people also alleged that they were not allowed to move out of their houses even to buy groceries and vegetables.
Similar reports of lockdown were received from other parts of the valley, including Kupwara, Bandipora and Baramulla in north, Budgam and Ganderbal in central and Anantnag, Pulwama Kulgam in south Kashmir.