Curfew like restrictions
Srinagar city the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory has been under a virtual curfew since Thursday as one person, who returned on March 16 from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah tested positive for COVID-19 virus.
According to doctors and officials in Srinagar her husband and Daughter-in-law tested negative, while the tests of many other suspected cases are still awaited. Authorities have decided to extend the curfew like restrictions in entire Kashmir Valley especially in Srinagar upto the end of March 2020. Such measures were taken after series of high level meetings and the government has already decided to procure masks, ventilators and other equipment in order to combat Covid-19 virus.
Government has also closed down most of the offices and business established in entire Kashmir and has asked the people to remain in their homes as the social isolation was the only answer to the spread of this decease. Police and paramilitary forces have erected barricades and have also closed many roads in Srinagar city with barbed wire so that people are not encouraged to move out of their homes.
Government has already told people not to come out unnecessarily on the roads and have exempted only those persons who have some emergency work to perform like taking some serious patient to hospital.
Police vehicles are moving in every direction of Srinagar city on the instructions of the administration and have been asking the people to remain in doors and not to come out in the markets. Similarly, all business establishments including hotels and restaurants have been closed and people are being told not to go for panic buying in the markets.