The Jammu and Kashmir announced to further relax the lockdown restrictions in UT and said that the number of COVID-19 patients and positivity rate are declining.
As per an order issued by DC Jammu, last week’s roster on opening of shops will continue for next week in Jammu district.
However, bakeries and book stores have been included in essential items category and will remain open from Monday to Friday, he said.
On Saturday, State Executive Committee (SEC) announced further relaxations in COVID lockdown in Poonch and Kishtwar districts due to improvement in situation there.
SEC order said that border shops, salons and parlors will remain open four days a week (except Saturday and Sundays) in the two districts as per the days to be notified by the concerned Deputy Commissioners.
“Standalone shops, outdoor bazaars and outdoor shopping complexes will also open for four days except weekend,” the order said.
Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 23 new COVID-19 deaths and 1,440 new cases.
As per the government data, 1,102 of the fresh cases were reported from Kashmir division and 338 in Jammu.
Of the 23 fresh fatalities, eight of them have been reported in Jammu division while 15 were reported in Kashmir taking the overall tally in J&K to 4,074.
Persons with negative report exempted from testing at Lakhanpur
District administration Kathua has ordered exemption from covid testing of persons having negative RTPCR report at Lakhanpur.
“As per communication received from Divisional Commissioner Jammu, it is hereby ordered that all passengers entering J&K carrying the covid RT-PCR negative report for the test conducted during the last 48 hours may be allowed hassle free movement without subsequent testing at Lakhanpur as well as railway station, Kathua,” reads the order issued by District Magistrate Kathua and Chairman DDMA, Rahul Yadav.
Yadav told Greater Kashmir that people with covid negative report of not more than 48 hours, will be allowed to enter into J&K through Lakhanpur without them being subjected to subsequent covid testing.
Today, 6500 people were tested for covid19 on their entry at Lakhanpur, he informed.
Portion of bridge washed away due to heavy rain
A big portion the bridge over Pai Nallah on Simbal Choa – Dera Baba road was damaged due to heavy rainfall, following which vehicular traffic on the road was closed.
One side of the bridge at village Bhabar, about 20 km from Reasi, has caved in. This bridge connects Dera Baba Banda Bahadur with Reasi.
According to Bodh Raj, former Sarpanch of the area, closure of the bridge because of damage has caused immense problem for the locals. “Condition of the roads from Simbal Chuha to Dera Baba Banda Bahadur and from Bhabar to Kundra is very dilapidated. The road from Bhabar to Kundra is in bad condition. Five kilometers of road is in bad condition which needs proper attention from the administration, he added.
People of the area have to the District Administration and DDC Chairperson to look after the matter and got the damaged part of the bridge repaired at the earliest so that vehicular movement is restored as early as possible.
DC Jammu issues new timings for opening shops
District Magistrate Jammu Anshul Garg has issued guidelines for opening of Shops/ Establishment in district.
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