Jammu, May 31: Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to continue with the lock down guidelines and instructions in-operation in the Union Territory(UT) till June 8, 2020.
The Chief Secretary, who is also Chairperson State Executive Committee of Department of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, has ordered that the guidelines/instructions issued vide order No. 54, 55 and 56 –JK (DMRRR) of 2020 dated 19.05.2020 & 24.05.2020 shall continue to remain valid till 08.06.2020.
The Union Home Secretary in his capacity as Chairperson, NEC, vide Order No. 40-3/2020-0M-I(A) dated 30.5.2020, has issued fresh guidelines for implementation of the extended lockdown in Containment Zones (Red Zones) till 30th June 2020 and reopening certain activities in a phased manner in areas outside Containment Zones (Red Zones).
These guidelines require State and UT Governments to assess the current spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and based on this assessment, prohibit certain activities outside the Containment Zones or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary.
As this will require a detailed assessment and consultations on the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu & Kashmir, the Chief Secretary, in his capacity as Chairperson State Executive Committee of Department of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, has ordered that the existing guidelines/instructions shall continue to remain valid till 08.06.2020, the government stated.