Srinagar, May 8: In an order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, the Corona Curfew continued to remain in place across Jammu and Kashmir for the ninth straight day on Saturday while police said that 106 persons were arrested in Kashmir for violating the norms.
The government has imposed lockdown across J&K till May 10 after the COVID cases witnessed a spike across the Union Territory.
Witnesses said that the markets and the roads wore a deserted look throughout the day.
They said that the police and paramilitary troopers we deployed on the roads since the wee hours of this morning to enforce the lockdown. The barricades were also erected while the forces deployed on the roads had also erected concertina wires on the roads, thus halting the vehicular movement.
Moreover, the standalone shops and emergency services were functioning normally while the public transport too was plying normally on the roads.
Meanwhile, police in a statement said that during the last 24 hours, a total of 106 persons were arrested. Police also lodged 58 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 91,150 from 602 people for violating the guidelines and rules throughout Kashmir valley.
“Besides, 29 vehicles were also seized in Budgam, Sopore and Baramulla for violating guidelines and restrictions and indulging in illegal excavation and transportation of minerals,” police said, adding that the special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.
Police also appealed to people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people. “The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” police said.
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