Covid-19: DM again imposes restrictions in central Kashmir’s Budgam

View of Closed Road down in Srinagar not from Downtown area/ GJ Photo

Srinagar: Concerned over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the District Magistrate (DM), Budgam in central Kashmir imposed fresh restrictions from Thursday for five days.
The district has 282 active COVID-19 positive cases while 331 patients have also recovered. However, 15 persons lost battle to Coronavirus.
DM Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza in a fresh order issued on Wednesday evening ordered the imposition of restrictions under Section 144 CRPF and Section 34 of the Disaster Management Act for five days from today.
He ordered closure of all shops and business establishments besides suspension of transport service in the areas falling with the of Char-i-Sharief, Chadoora, Magam, Narbal, Beerwah, Chattergam, Nagam, Khansahib. However, in case of emergency only authorized private vehicles will be allowed to ply on the roads in these areas.
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in the main Budgam town and other restricted areas. However, in some interior areas some small shops were seen open.
The security forces and police deployed in strength have also set up nakas to prevent any traffic movement.
Residents of some of these restricted areas told UNI over phone that they are being asked to remain indoors as these measures have been taken to prevent spread virus.
However, farmers could be seen doing their normal work in the fields and orchards in these areas.