Kashmir on Friday with the imposition of the lockdown to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in Kashmir valley, officials said.ormal life remained affected in many areas in
Roads across the valley wore a deserted look as public transport remained off the roads and markets were shut, they said.
As many as 906 fresh covid-19 cases were on Friday reported in the Union Territory, lowest single day count in 63 days, even as 17 people succumbed to the virus during the time.
The administration on May 31 gave some relaxation in the month-long COVID curfew after significant decline in the number of positive cases in the valley. However, most of the district administrations have decided to impose restrictions on Fridays to keep the spread of the virus in check.
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Even though there was no formal order by the district administration Srinagar, the officials said security forces sealed several roads by putting barricades at many places in the city here as well as in other district headquarters of the valley to prevent the movement of people.
They said only essential and emergency services were allowed.
Officials said that similar restrictions were also imposed in other parts of the valley, including Baramulla, Bandipora, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Shopian, Anantnag, Pulwama and Kulgam . Shops and business establishments were also closed in these districts.
The Deputy Commissioners in these districts have issued separate orders for strict implementation of COVID curfew on Friday.