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Close educational institutions, coaching centers, public, sports clubs in Srinagar: Mayor

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Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation(SMC) on Wednesday ordered closure of all educational institutions, public clubs, sports clubs, indoor and open stadiums, coaching centers within Srinagar limits till further orders.

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattoo in a tweet said, “Under a special set of statutory provisions, SMC has ordered closure of all educational institutions, public clubs, sports clubs, indoor and open stadiums, coaching centers within #Srinagar City Limits till further orders. The order within SMC limits takes effect from tomorrow”

He further said that, “It is not my “suggestion”. It is a special emergency resolution passed unanimously by the elected Corporation under full authority vested in it to take such measures in situations like these under the J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000.”

“All educational institutions within Srinagar City limits – to allow us to plan, sterilize and sanitize schools, colleges, etc. It’s a precautionary measure and unavoidable” he tweeted.