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Govt announces complete lockdown in Kashmir from today evening till July 27

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An empty Srinagar market during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 (File Photo: KM/Umar Ganie)


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday extended lockdown across Kashmir division from today evening till July 27 in wake of spurt in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

“Complete lockdown in all Red districts ( excluding Bandipora) of Kmr Div from today evening till 6 am on 27-7-2020,” DIPR said in a tweet.

 

However, Agricultural, horticulture construction activities will continue as per DMRR guidelines.

Besides, movement of goods carriers, LPG and Oil tankers will be allowed.

The Covid positive cases have shown a huge spurt as so far over 15000 cases have tested positive and 260 people have died due to the pandemic.