Srinagar: The Srinagar administration on Tuesday said that passes will be issued to government officials to facilitate their movement from Wednesday in order to strictly implement COVID curfew to curtail the spread of the virus in Srinagar.
An official said that movement of government officials shall be facilitated through a pass system from Wednesday. “All Heads of Departments (HODs) are requested to kindly place requisition for passes immediately,” he added.
The decision to issue movement passes to government officials comes a day after Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan asked the police to implement the lockdown strictly and ensure that only those vehicles are allowed who carry valid passes issued by the competent authority.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday extended the ‘COVID curfew’, which was scheduled to end on Monday, till May 17 in all 20 districts of the Union Territory. Eid-ul-Fitr, the culmination of holy fasting month of Ramazan, also falls within the extended corona curfew period.