AJK authorities imposes partial lockdown to curb unfold of coronavirus

A man wearing a facemask walks along a deserted street during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Azad Kashmir on March 29, 2020. — AFP
A person carrying a facemask walks alongside a abandoned road throughout a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a safety measure towards the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Azad Kashmir on March 29, 2020. — AFP

MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) authorities on Tuesday introduced a partial lockdown within the area to curb the current surge in COVID- 19 circumstances.

According to the notification, the markets and commerce centres falling underneath the AJK  jurisdiction will observe two protected days, on Saturdays and Sundays, and will probably be allowed to stay open until  8pm  in the course of the common days.

Moreover, eating places have been barred from providing dine-in companies; they’ll supply open-air eating and take away companies until 10pm in the course of the lockdown.

Similarly, indoor wedding ceremony ceremonies and public gatherings are  additionally prohibited, beginning August 8. However, out of doors occasions with a most of 400 visitors  will probably be exempt from the rule.

All the dargahs inside the area have been closed for the general public, the notification added.

It additional said  orders pertaining to private and non-private places of work in AJK, underneath which solely 50% employees will probably be allowed within the places of work. The identical is allowed for public transportation, which might solely function on a 50% passenger capability foundation.

According to knowledge shared on the nationwide coronavirus dashboard, the area reported  143 new circumstances and 5 deaths on August 2.


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