Jammu and Kashmir administration enforces new curbs to tackle rising Covid-19 cases
- These steps were taken by the administration after the Union territory’s daily Covid-19 tally crossed 1500 in the last 2 days
The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration has imposed a fresh set of curbs to restrict the spread of Covid-19 in the Union territory. The office of Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha has issued the new guidelines for public transportation, and public places like shopping complexes, bars, malls, and extended a previously imposed night curfew.
Curbs on public transport
Public transportation services, including matador, minibusses, buses plying in Jammu & Kashmir shall be permitted to operate at 50% of its authorized seating capacity. The district superintendents of police have been tasked with ensuring compliance to this effect.
Curbs on public places
Only 50% of shops in market complexes, bazaars, and malls within the municipal limits or urban local body limits shall be open on an alternate basis, operating in a rotation system.
J&K L-G Manoj Sinha directed the district magistrates to devise a mechanism to implement this in consultation with local market associations, if possible. “District magistrates of all districts shall devise a mechanism to implement this, preferably in consultation with local market associations,” he tweeted on Tuesday.