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Weekend lockdown being observed in Jammu and Kashmir amid rising cases

“There will be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends in the entire Jammu and Kashmir,” stated an order issued by the State Executive Committee headed by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta.

January 16, 2022 / 10:16 AM IST
After the sudden spike in Covid cases in January, the government has re-imposed weekend lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir to contain the spread of the virus. (Image credit: ANI)
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After the sudden spike in Covid cases in January, the government has re-imposed weekend lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir to contain the spread of the virus. (Image credit: ANI)
The government order stated that night curfew shall continue to remain in force in all districts from 9 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement. (Image credit: ANI)
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The government order stated that night curfew shall continue to remain in force in all districts from 9 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement. (Image credit: ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday witnessed the highest spike of 2,456 Covid cases, taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 10,003 including 5201 in Kashmir and 4,802 in Jammu. (Image credit: ANI)
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Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday witnessed the highest spike of 2,456 Covid cases, taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 10,003 including 5201 in Kashmir and 4,802 in Jammu. (Image credit: ANI)
The lockdown, however, was not a welcome decision for small businesses. "We were already suffering because of the previous lockdowns and now this. Doda administration's decision to allow only essential services doesn't help us either," says a grocer, (Image credit: ANI)
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The lockdown, however, was not a welcome decision for small businesses. "We were already suffering because of the previous lockdowns and now this. Doda administration's decision to allow only essential services doesn't help us either," says a grocer, (Image credit: ANI)