SRINAGAR — With the improvement in overall COVID-19 situation, the authorities have eased various activities in eight districts, four each in Jammu and Kashmir divisions, for five days a week.
“It was observed that as compared to the previous week, while significant improvement has been made by several districts in respect of the (various) parameters, there is need for further improvement in interest of public health in all districts, besides some districts need intense efforts to reach desired levels,” Chief Secretary who is also Chairperson, State Executive Committee, said in an order.
The eight districts include Poonch, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal and Bandipora on account of significant improvements.
Now, barber shops, saloons and parlours are permitted to open on all days in a week except on Saturdays and Sundays. Standalone shops, outdoor bazaars and outdoor shopping complexes are also permitted to open on all days in a week except on Saturdays and Sundays.
All government and private offices can function without any restrictions subject to strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour.
The wholesale trade of liquor shall continue to be permitted to operate on five days in a week except Saturdays and Sundays in the entire J&K.
“The District Magistrates shall strictly ensure that there is full compliance to COVID-appropriate behaviour and defaulters are firmly dealt with under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act and the Indian Penal Code,” it said.
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