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J&K Government Orders New Lockdown Guidelines

While educational institutions shall remain closed till June 15, the J&K government has permitted various other activities

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Arshid Hussain Mir
Arshid Hussain Mir
Covering Budgam, Kashmir Regional News from India. Holds Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from RIMT University, Punjab.

JAMMU & KASHMIR: The Jammu & Kashmir government has ordered for easing of the lockdown restrictions outside the containment zones in the state from Monday. While educational institutions shall remain closed till June 15, the J&K government has permitted various other activities.

Standalone shops of all types are permitted to operate on alternate day basis or a rotation system on weekdays except on Saturdays and Sundays. The schedule will be as per a roster to be issued by the concerned J&K District Commissioners.

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“Outdoors bazaars and outdoor shopping complexes are also permitted to open on alternate day basis or a rotation system (except on Saturdays and Sundays) as per a roster to be issued by concerned J&K DCs. However, in case of indoor shopping malls, only 25% of the total shops shall be allowed to open as per a roster to be issued by the DCs in consultation with the Malls’ management,” reads an order by Chief Secretary and Chairperson, State Executive Committee, BVR B.V.R Subramanyam. According to the reports, a copy of this order lies with Rising Kashmir.

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“Barber Shops, Saloons / Parlours are permitted to open on three days in a week (except on Saturdays and Sundays) as per a roster to be issued by concerned DCs.”

Public transport—matadors, mini-buses and buses have been permitted to run only at 50% of the authorized seating capacity. District Superintendents of Police are ordered to ensure compliance to this effect.

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