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Lockdown re-imposed in Srinagar from Sunday in wake of spike in Covid-19 cases

SRINAGAR: Following a sudden surge in deaths in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley over the last two weeks, the UT re-imposed lockdown in parts of Kashmir division on Sunday.
Pandurang K Pole, divisional commissioner, Kashmir, told TOI that the decision was taken following suggestions from several civil society members for re-imposition of lockdown in the valley.
Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, deputy commissioner Srinagar, said the decision to re-impose lockdown was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by him as the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
The Kashmir based traders associations, as well as several doctors associations, had suggested to the UT authorities to reimpose lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases in the Kashmir valley in recent days.
The government of J&K reopened parks and gardens of the UT and invited tourists to visit the valley only last week. However, the authorities on Sunday withdrew the order and reimposed restrictions on visiting parks and gardens, apart from banning people from picnics to health resorts like Pahalgam and Read More – Source

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