Weekend Curfew Till Monday Morning Starts In J&K

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No Friday Prayers In Jamia Masjid, Hazratbal, Other Major Mosques;

27 Persons Arrested, Rs 11,14,800 Fine Realized: Police

Srinagar, June 11(GNS): The weakened corona curfew started from 8 p.m. till 7 a.m. Monday in Jammu and Kashmir even as prayers were not held in most of the major shrines and mosques including historic Jamia Masjid and revered shrine of Hazratbal.

A police spokesman said that during the last 24 hours, 27 persons were arrested, 20 FIRs lodged Rs 11,14,800 fine realized from 6729 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. Besides, six vehicles were also seized for violating Covid norms in district Bandipora, the spokesman said.

“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic,” the spokesman said in a statement to GNS, adding, “Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others.”

There was complete corona curfew in Baramulla on the orders by the local administration. Also, no Friday prayers were held in Jamia Masjid and Hazratbal Srinagar besides major shrines and mosques here.

However, prayers were held in local mosques with due adherence to social distancing measures, they said.

The government has already ordered that there shall be a complete ‘corona’ curfew with no movement of people except for permissible activities on entire day on Saturday and Sunday.

The authorities have already ordered continuation of the night curfew in all 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am next day. (GNS)

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