Saturday, January 29, 2022

J&K: Complete restrictions announced on non-essential movements during weekends in entire UT

In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, amid increase in COVID-19 cases, the UT Government today announced that there will be complete restrictions on non-essential movements during weekends in the entire Union Territory. The directive was issued by the Chief Secretary, who is also the chairman of State Executive Committee (SEC) of the J&K Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, after a detailed review of the current COVID-19 situation in J&K.

The SEC directed that all efforts would be made by authorities through active involvement of PRIs, community leaders, market associations and federations to reduce the rate of transmission within the Union Territory. All Deputy Commissioners of the Union Territory were asked to intensify testing and ensure full utilisation of available RT-PCR and RAT capacities. The Chief Medical Officers of all districts shall submit a daily report regarding the utilisation of available RT-PCR capacities to the District Magistrates concerned.

Besides, District Magistrates shall also go for capacity expansion of the RT-PCR testing as per the requirement. Besides, night curfew shall continue to remain in force in all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir from 9 PM to 6 AM with complete restriction on non-essential movement.

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