COVID-19: All Govt offices except providing essential services closed in JK till April 14

Srinagar, Mar 25 In wake of the swelling number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday said that all government offices in the newly formed union territory will remain closed till April 14 Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal, except offices providing essential services.

The instructions from the Jammu and Kashmir administration comes after few days when the whole country is observing the ‘lockdown’ amid the rising number of coronavirus in the country.

In Jammu and Kashmir, curfew-like restrictions on the movement and assembly of people are imposed. Only government and essential services employees with valid identity cards and emergency cases were allowed to move.
“Strict curfew-like restrictions on the movement and assembly of people were imposed across all districts of the Kashmir valley from last one week,” officials said.

The officials said the deployment of security forces was strengthened and more barricades, including concertina wire, were put up at several places across the valley, including in the city here, to enforce the restrictions

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