J&K Lockdown: No Weekend Curfews; Schools, Higher Education Institutions To Remain Shut 


Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday announced that all schools and colleges in Jammu and Kashmir will continue to remain shut till further orders. The Jammu and Kashmir State Executive Committee (SEC) in an order issued said observed that as compared to previous weeks, there were some improvements in many districts.

In view of this, the authorities have decided that there would be no weekend curfews in any district but night curfews would remain in place from 8 pm to 7 am. It also capped the number of guests attending indoor or outdoor gatherings at 25.

“However, there is a need to continue with the existing Covid containment measures in all the districts in view of the uneven trend in the daily Covid cases,” Mehta, the SEC chairman, said.

He further said that schools and higher educational institutions, including coaching centres, would continue to remain closed for onsite or in-person teaching till further orders. However, Educational institutions are allowed to seek personal attendance of limited vaccinated staff for administrative purposes. 

As per the issued notice, all deputy commissioners (DCs) have been directed to focus on the positivity rates of the medical blocks under their jurisdictions

“Intensified measures related to Covid management and restriction of activities shall be undertaken by the DCs in these blocks. There shall be renewed focus on panchayat-level mapping of cases, and micro-containment zones shall be constituted wherever unusual spike of cases is noticed,” the order said.

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