Srinagar, Mar 22: The administration in Srinagar has ordered closure of all establishments in Srinagar from today evening till the March in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has rattled the entire world.
District Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Choudhary in a tweet announced: “There will be complete shutdown of establishments in District #Srinagar w.e.f 8PM 22nd March to 6PM 31st March. Essential Services exempted.”
The essential services have already been listed by the government in another order it passed on Sunday, even as Kashmir already observing a complete lockdown to keep the virus at bay.
These services include: Supply of Groceries (wholesalers and retailers), Supply of Fresh fruits and vegetables (mandies and retailers), Dispensing of Petrol/Diesel at Pumps, Milk shops and dairies and related products, Supply of Cattle feed and fodder, Medicines and other pharmaceuticals (retailers, wholesalers and manufacturing), Banks and ATMs, Supply of LPG (domestic and commercial), Health services ( including movement of staff thereof), Manufacturing of health and medical equipment, Telecom operators and their designated agencies.
The other essentials mentioned include Newspapers, Post offices, Loading and unloading of Wheat and Rice at FCI and State Food depots, Transportation of essential commodities through National and State Highways (Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Milk, Vegetables, Fruits, groceries, FCI supplies etc.