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Day 31: Corona curfew continues across J&K, 195 arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar: In a bid to prevent the deadly Coronavirus from spreading, the Corona Curfew imposed by the government continued to remain in place for the 31st straight day on Saturday across Jammu and Kashmir while police claimed to have arrested 195 persons for violating the norms in the Valley.

The government imposed Corona Curfew in Srinagar and other districts on April 29 evening and was extended five times so far. Recently, the government has extended the Corona curfew across all the 20 districts of J&K till May 31, 2021.

Eye-witnesses informed that police and paramilitary troops were deployed although in large numbers to enforce the lockdown restrictions. The barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement, they said.

Meanwhile, all the shops and business establishments barring emergency services remained closed throughout the day in Srinagar and other districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

However, vehicular movement was witnessed on the roads in almost every area today.

Meanwhile, a police statement reads that during the last 24 hours, police have arrested 195 persons, lodged 97 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,48,940 from 1098 people for violating the guidelines and rules throughout the Kashmir.

“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines and rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.

Moreover, police urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people. “The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” the spokesman said.

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