Covid-19 lockdown: Strict restriction put in place across Kashmir

Srinagar, 09 May, (KNS): Strict restrictions remain continued for 52nd straight day on Saturday across Kashmir Valley to curb the spread of Covid-19. Meanwhile authorities restored mobile calling facility after three days which was snapped soon after militant commander Riyaz Naikoo along with his associate were killed in Pulwama. However internet service is yet to resume in Valley
According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), contingents of police, CRPF and other paramilitary forces were seen alert in Srinagar and other district headquarters across Valley for preventing people indoors to keep Covid-19 pandemic away.
The markets across all districts in Kashmir valley remained closed and roads also wore deserted look with barricades and concertina wire put in place by forces personnel.
Pertinently restriction were enforced in parts of Valley on March 20 soon after first case of Covid-19 was reported in Khanyar area of Srinagar district who had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 after performing Umrah. However authorities allowed only inevitable services to run after ascertaining their identity.
As a preventive measure, authorities had already ordered closure of all educational institutions while public had been asked to stay away from any gathering or congregation.
However on Wednesday morning authorities also snapped all communication facilities including internet services across Kashmir soon after militant commander Riyaz Naikoo along with his associate got trapped in his home town Beighpora Pulwama, who were later on killed by government forces. Though mobile calling on all mobile networks were restored on Friday evening after a period of three days but internet facility is yet to resume in Valley. (KNS) 

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