Srinagar: The government has ordered complete lockdown for 84 hours from Thursday evening in 11 out of 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar in view of unabated rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.
“There will be complete lockdown in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal in central, Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama in south and Baramulla in north Kashmir from 1900 hrs on Thursday to 0700 hrs on Monday,” an official said.
However, essential services have been exempted from the lockdown.
He said in the remaining three Kashmir districts — including Kupwara, Bandipora in north and Shopian — restrictions on assembly of more than five people under section 144 CrPc will remain imposed.
The lockdown was also imposed in four districts of Jammu division, including Jammu, Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur.
The imposition of lockdown from Thursday evening to Monday morning in the seven Kashmir districts was also announced by the respective Deputy Commissioners on their personal and official twitter handles.
As many as 3023 new positive cases of novel Corona virus, including 989 from Jammu division and 2034 from Kashmir division, were reported on Wednesday. Thirty people, including 18 from Kashmir and 12 from Jammu, lost their lives to the virus on Wednesday.