J&K extends restrictions till August 5

TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/1/2020 10:42:51 AM Front Page

JAMMU: As the entire country is set for Unlock 3 from Saturday, the Jammu and Kashmir government has extended the prevailing set of restrictions and relaxations till August 5.
The Centre government on Wednesday night issued guidelines for the month-long 'Unlock 3' -- the "phased re-opening" of activities that had been barred to contain the coronavirus spread in the country -- and allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 while schools, colleges, metro rail service, cinema halls along with bars will continue to remain shut till August 31, even as it removed restrictions on movement of individuals during night (night curfew).
However, the UT administration here said that the guidelines issued on June 3 has been extended till August 5.
“The Union Home Secretary in his capacity as Chairperson NEC, vide Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 29.07.2020, has issued fresh guidelines for implementation of the extended lockdown in Containment Zones (Red Zones) till 31.08.2020 and reopening some more activities in areas outside Containment Zones (Red Zones).
“These guidelines require State and UT Governments to assess the current spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and based on this assessment, prohibit certain activities outside the Containment Zones or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary, which will require a detailed assessment and consultations on the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, said an official order issued today.
“Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the State Executive Committee hereby orders that the guidelines/instructions issued vide Order No.65 and 66—JK-(DMRRR) of 2020 dated 03.07.2020 shall continue to remain valid till 05.08.2020,” the SEC order said.
“The protocol for returnees/passengers shall, however, be governed by the Government Order No.71-JK(DMRRR) of 2020 dated 30.07.2020,” it added.

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