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Jammu and Kashmir weekend curfew: Complete ban on non-essential movement during the weekend

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has imposed a ‘complete ban’ on non-essential movement during the weekend in the union territory from Saturday amid a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. On Friday, 2,456 new cases were found in the state. Announcing the decision taken at a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) chaired by Chief Secretary AK Mehta, officials said that night curfew will remain in force and education in schools and colleges will continue through online mode.

After reviewing the status of COVID-19 weekly, Mehta said that in view of the uneven trend of daily cases as well as the rising infection rate, there is a need to continue with the existing COVID containment measures in all districts as well as take additional steps.

In his recent order, Mehta said, “There will be a complete ban on non-essential movement throughout the weekend in Jammu and Kashmir.”

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Asymptomatic people coming into the Union Territory by air, rail and road will not be required to undergo RT-PCR or rapid antigen test on arrival, but they have a valid and verifiable final proof of COVID-19 vaccination- There should be a letter or a report of RT-PCR, in which it must be confirmed not to be infected and this report should not be older than 72 hours.

“However, RT-PCR or RAT Covid test will be done for those passengers coming by air, rail and road, who will have symptoms,” the order said.
Inter-state movement of State Road Transport Corporation passenger vehicles and private buses will be allowed for such people who have been fully vaccinated, whose verifiable RT-PCR report is not more than 72 hours old or RAT test will be done on the spot.

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