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COVID: Night curfew extended to all 20 districts, public transport to ply at 50% capacity

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A view of nigh curfew in Jammu city -The Dispatch

Jammu: In the wake of the rising cases of coronavirus, the Jammu & Kashmir administration on Tuesday extended the night curfew in the UT to all 20 districts. As per the order from the UT administration, the public transport will ply with 50% seating capacity and markets to open with 50 % shops on a rotation basis.


The order and guidelines related to the curfew were announced by the Lieutenant Governor’s office in a series of tweets.


“The night curfew shall be extended to all municipal and urban local body limits of all 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. It was already in force in eight districts earlier, from 10 PM to 6 AM,” the LG office tweeted.


“The public transport (matadors/mini-buses/buses) shall be permitted to ply only at 50 per cent of its authorised seating capacity. The district superintendents of police shall ensure compliance to this effect, the order added.


“Only 50 per cent shops in market complexes/bazaars/malls within the municipal limits/urban local body limits shall be open on an alternate basis through a rotation system,” it said in another tweet.


The UT administration, however, directed all the district magistrates to devise a mechanism to implement this, “preferably in consultation with local market associations”.


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