An 84-hour lockdown started in 11 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday night in a bid to sort out the surge in COVID-19 instances, officers stated.
The Union Territory had on Tuesday recorded 3,164 new COVID-19 instances and 25 recent fatalities, prompting the federal government to impose a coronavirus curfew.
The curfew got here into impact at 7 pm on Thursday and stay in power until 7 am on Monday, they stated.
“Eleven districts comprising Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Jammu, Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur will be under “corona curfew” from this evening till Monday morning,” the officers stated.
In Jammu metropolis, police have put barricades at numerous locations within the metropolis together with entry and exit locations, they stated.
Meanwhile, the administration additionally introduced that the curfew can even be imposed within the remaining 9 districts from Friday night (7 pm) until Monday morning (7 am), officers stated.
Earlier, the UT administration had introduced a 34-hour curfew from Eight pm on Saturday.
On April 8, an evening curfew from 10 pm to six am was imposed within the city areas of eight districts, which was prolonged to the municipal and concrete native physique limits of all of the 20 districts within the UT on April 20.
Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded its greatest single-day spike of three,474 recent COVID-19 instances and 26 coronavirus-related deaths, additionally the very best within the Union Territory for a 24-hour interval.