Jammu And Kashmir Lockdown Extension News: After news reports surfaced that a total lockdown has been imposed in active red zones of Jammu region to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday issued a clarification saying the report is just a rumour and there is no truth in it.
“No lockdown will be imposed in Jammu from tomorrow. The news regarding this is baseless and just a rumour,” the Divisional Commissioner of Jammu region said in a statement.
Issuing another statement, the Srinagar District Administration said that the Containment Zones are declared wherever cluster of COVID-19 cases emerge. “Subsequent perimeter restrictions adopted as per notified Health guidelines. The red zones will see a 100% lockdown and shall be sealed for any movement,” Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary said.
The development comes as reports surfaced that strict lockdown restrictions were imposed on Saturday in parts of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district following a spike in coronavirus cases, officials said.
The entire Rajouri city and adjoining areas were sealed and people were asked to stay indoors as part of the efforts to slow the spread of the infection, reports said.55