Normal life remains affected due to COVID restrictions in Kashmir

Security forces outside the Grand Mosque in Srinagar's Downtown area as the region remains under a strict lockdown to contain the COVID-19 spread, May 7, 2021. [Mubashir Khan/ GK]Normal life remained affected in many areas in Jammu and Kashmir on the ninth day on Friday with the imposition of the lockdown in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases, officials said.

Roads across the valley continued to wear a deserted look as public transport remained off the roads and markets were shut, the officials said

They said in the wake of the lockdown announced by the government, restrictions on the movement and assembly of people continued to remain in force in many districts of the UT.

The officials said while curfew was in place across the Kashmir valley and in Jammu district, restrictions on the assembly of people were also imposed in many areas of the Jammu division.

The officials said security forces have 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.

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