Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Thursday said the police units have been directed to facilitate “hassle free” movement of doctors, health workers and essential services besides journalists during lockdown.
An 84-hour lockdown, announced by the government in a bid to contain spread of the covid-19, begins in 11 districts of Jammu and Kashmir from 7 p.m. this evening.
“During the lockdown period, all the police units have been directed to facilitate hassle free movement of doctors, health workers and essential services,” the top police officer said in a tweet.
“For any assistance Dial-112,” he said and urged people to “stay home and stay safe.”
“During the #LockdownPeriod, all the #Police Units have been directed to “facilitate hassle free “Movement of Journalists -both Print and Electronic. Journalists are requested to carry Identity Cards,” the IGP said said in another tweet.
The administration on Wednesday ordered a complete lockdown for 84 hours from Thursday evening in seven districts of the valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, in view of an unabated rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.