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.