Srinagar, May 11: Normal life remained affected in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday for the thirteenth 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 has arrested 156 persons, lodged 86 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹104,350/- from 672 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley,” the police spokesman said in a statement in to GNS. Besides, he said, 44 vehicles were also seized in Budgam, Ganderbal and Shopian for violating guidelines/restrictions.
Last week, the authorities extended ‘corona curfew’ till May 17 in five districts of J&K including Srinagar and Jammu.