Day 12: Normal Life Remains Affected, Police Impose Over 95.6K Fine

Srinagar, May 10: Normal life remained affected in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday for the twelfth day running due to lockdown in the wake of record surge in coronavirus cases, officials said.

Police and paramilitary forces put barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar as well as in other district headquarters of the Valley and the Jammu region to prevent the movement of people. However, essential and emergency services are allowed, the officials added.

Most of the shops, and other business establishments remained shut while public transport was off the roads.

In view of the alarming surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines, SOPs and restrictions strictly throughout the valley, a police spokesman said.

“During last 24 hours, Police arrested 30 persons, lodged 22 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 95,600 from 699 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley,” the police spokesman said in a statement.

Besides, he said, 64 vehicles were also seized in Budgam, Baramulla and Shopian for violating guidelines and restrictions and indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals.

Last week, the authorities extended ‘corona curfew’ till May 17 in five districts of J&K including Srinagar and Jammu.

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