J&K imposes restrictions on non-essential movement amid spike in COVID-19 cases | News from Jammu and Kashmir


Srinagar: In light of the spike in COVID-19 and Omicron cases, the government of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday imposed comprehensive restrictions on non-essential travel from every Friday (2 p.m.) to Monday (6 a.m. ), the government of Jammu and Kashmir said. .

Pregnant employees will be exempt from physical attendance. They will be allowed to work from home, the order added.

“An increase in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout J&K and the presence of a concerning variant (Omicron), the State Executive Committee, in exercising its powers under Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 orders the following,” the order reads.

“That there will be a complete restriction of non-essential travel throughout J&K UT from every Friday 2:00 p.m. to Monday 6:00 a.m., henceforth; pregnant employees will be exempt from physical attendance. They will be permitted to work from home , ” adds the command.

The total number of active cases present in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 26,236. The total number of recoveries recorded so far in the Union territory stands at 3,41,854, the Health Ministry said. and family well-being.

The cumulative death toll so far in Union territory stands at 4,579, the health bulletin adds.

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