Srinagar, Aug 27: Fresh lockdown has been imposed by the administration on Thursday in north Kashmir district of Bandipora as a precautionary measure following surge in the COVID-19 cases, official said.
Shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads today in the district, where additional security forces and police personnel had been deployed to strictly implement restrictions. However, markets in all Municipal areas of Bandipora, Sumbal, Hajin operated partially as per mechanism already in place (Left-Right),”. Some private vehicles were seen plying on the roads. District administration has also suspended traffic to border and far flung areas, including Gurez due to heavy rain.
Officials said that amid the surge in COVID19 positive cases, the administration has reimposed lockdown restrictions in the Bandipora with effect from Thursday till further orders.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad in an order said that in view of the overall situation arisen due to surge in COVID-19 Positive Cases, and as a precautionary measure of the general public restrictions have been imposed with effect from today till further orders.