Unlock-2: J&K Admin extends earlier lockdown guidelines till July 3

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Srinagar: The current administration of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday extended the already issued guidelines on lockdown measures till July 3.

In an order, the government said that the guidelines issued on, June 7 has been extended till July 3.

“Whereas, the Union Home Secretary in his capacity as Chairperson NEC, vide Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 29.06.2020, has issued fresh guidelines for implementation of the extended lockdown in Containment Zones (Red Zones) till 31.07.2020 and reopening certain more activities in a calibrated manner in areas outside Containment Zones (Red Zones),” the order states.

The order further states that 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.

“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. 59 and 61 -JK-(DMRRR) of 2020 dated 07.06.2020 shall continue to remain valid till 03.07.2020,” the order further states. —(KNO)

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