SRINAGAR: As the cases continue to surge once again in Srinagar from last two weeks, district administration Srinagar has ordered a strict corona curfew in some areas of the city for the period of 10 days from today.
As per an order issued by district magistrate Srinagar Dr Aijaz Asad, there shall be strict corona curfew in the areas of Zadibal (SMC) Ward No’s: 55-Hawal, 56-Alamgari Bazar, & 63-Kathi Darwaz) and Lal Bazar (SMC Ward No’s: 59-Lalbazar, 60-Botshah Mohalla, 61-Umer Colony) for a period of 10 days starting from today.”
As per the order the permissible activities include all essential services, incidental services and activities needed for smooth functioning of these activities shall be allowed to continue, both in the public and private sector.
“Standalone grocery/ vegetable/ meat/ milk shops may also remain open and functional to ensure provisioning of essential supplies from 7:00 am to 11:00 am only, there will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies, there shall be no restriction on the movement of government officials for attending office/ duties, on production of i-cards/ official orders, all development and construction works shall be allowed to continue without any hindrance,” the order said.
The order reads that the vaccination drive shall not be halted and localized mobile teams shall be constituted to provide vaccination in colonies, residential areas and containment zones.
As per order the restricted activities include that there shall be a 24 hour complete ‘Corona’ curfew with no movement of people except for permissible activities.
“All educational institutions shall remain closed, all shopping complexes, bazaars, saloons, barber shops, cinema halls, restaurants, sport complexes, gyms, spas, swimming pools, parks, zoos, etc, shall remain closed,” the order reads.
“No social gatherings/functions whether indoors or outdoors shall be allowed, the permitted ceiling for marriage shall be restricted to 20 persons only. The gathering at funerals shall be limited to 10 persons only and there will be no ingress and egress of the public permitted in these areas except in case of medical exigencies,” it said.
As per the order it has observed that around 70 percent of the daily positive cases during these days have been detected from few particular areas and strict containment measures are required in order to ensure safety of the general public and to prevent transmission of Covid-19 to other parts of District Srinagar.
Besides that the situation has been reviewed and after obtaining feedback from the stakeholder agencies it has been felt expedient to put in place reasonable restrictions to minimize the chances of public gatherings and eliminate the epidemic spread chain in every form,” it said—(KNO)