Government re-imposes weekend break lockdown in J&K after rise in Covid instances


SRINAGAR: After the unexpected spike in Covid instances in January, the government has actually re-imposed weekend break lockdown in Jammu as well as Kashmir to consist of the spread of the infection.

“There will be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends in the entire Jammu and Kashmir,” checks out an order released by the State Executive Committee headed by J&K Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta.

It was specified that there was a requirement for added procedures besides proceeding with the existing Covid control procedures in all areas because the unequal pattern observed in everyday Covid instances along with the climbing positivity price.

The order specified that evening time limit will remain to stay effective in all areas from 9 pm to 6 am with total limitation on non-essential activity.

The Covid instances in Jammu as well as Kashmir have actually increased by 10 times in the last 10 days.

Jammu as well as Kashmir the other day experienced the greatest spike of 2,456 Covid instances, taking the variety of overall energetic instances in the Union Territory to 10,003 consisting of 5201 in Kashmir as well as 4,802 in the Jammu area.

Five Covid fatalities were likewise reported the other day, taking the Covid casualty in J&K to 4557.

In sight of the rise in the Covid instances, the authorities have actually terminated the fallen leaves of all medical care employees as well as likewise terminated the winter season trip of physicians.

The Out Door Patient Department (OPD) solutions as well as optional surgical procedures have actually been postponed in all significant medical facilities in Jammu as well as Kashmir.