Jammu: In a shocking incident, a middle aged man in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 infection after escaping hospital despite being advised from the doctors.
As per the reports, a 65-year-old man hailing from village Dhanore in Rajouri ran away from the hospital in Rajouri after being advised admission.
He died enroute and was later shifted to the district for burial as per COVID protocol.
As per the data accessed by The Dispatch, the Jammu and Kashmir recorded 229 deaths in the month of April. With these fatalities to total death toll has reached to 2227.
In the backdrop of surging infection in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government imposed 84-hour lockdown in 11 districts beginning 7 pm today till 7 am Monday.
An 84-hour lockdown will be imposed in 11 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening in a bid to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases.
The lockdown will come into effect at 7 pm on Thursday and remain in force till 7 am on Monday, officials said.
The districts which will be under Corona curfew are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Jammu, Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur.
The detailed orders under the Disaster Management Act listing out prohibitions and permissible activities will be issued by the Deputy Commissioners.
The district administration Jammu tonight said essential services only will be exempted from the purview of lockdown.
Last week, the UT administration had announced a 34-hour curfew from 8 pm on Saturday.
On April 8, a night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am was imposed in the urban areas of eight districts. It was later extended to the Municipal and Urban Local Body limits of all the 20 districts of the UT from 8 pm to 6 am.
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