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Corona Curfew continues in J&K, 186 arrested in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR, MAY 6 (UNI) Roads blocked with concertina wire to enforce strict lockdown in Srinagar to combat the surge in COVID-19 pandemic positive cases in Kashmir valley on Wednesday. UNI SRN PHOTO 8.
Corona Curfew continues in J&K, 186 arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar: The lockdown continued for the sixth straight day in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday to prevent the virus from spreading while police claimed to have arrested 186 persons and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,23,120 from norm violators.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), eye-witnesses said that amid the Corona Curfew, the traffic snarls were witnessed at a few places in Srinagar and other districts.

Notably, Jammu and Kashmir continued to remain under strict curfew in order to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. The government has extended Corona Curfew across the Union Territory till May 31, 2021.

Eye-witnesses informed that police and paramilitary troops were deployed although in large number to enforce the lockdown restrictions. The barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement, they said.

Meanwhile, all the shops and business establishments barring emergency services, standalone shops remained closed throughout the day in Srinagar and other districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Moreover, a statement issued to KNO reads that during the last 24 hours, police have arrested 186 persons, lodged 98 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,23,120 from 946 people for violating the guidelines and rules throughout Kashmir.

The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines and rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic, the statement said.

Nonetheless, police urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people. “The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” police said—(KNO)


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Corona Curfew continues in J&K, 186 arrested in Kashmir