Jammu district authorities on Sunday announced a complete weekend lockdown beginning from 24 July to prevent the spread of coronavirus cases that had witnessed a spike over the past week, officials said.

Jammu District Magistrate Sushma Chauhan ordered the lockdown from 6pm on all Fridays till 6 am on all Mondays beginning from the Friday falling on 24 July.

There shall be complete restriction on movement of individuals, vehicles and all activities within the entire jurisdiction of district Jammu, except the movement for emergency medical requirements for which no pass is required, Chauhan said in an order issued on Sunday night.