May 13, 2021

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Govt extends lock-down in four J&K districts till May 10

Govt extends lock-down in four J&K districts till May 10

The government on Tuesday evening announced extension in Corona Curfew in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir till May 10, 2021.

Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) in a tweet informed extension in Corona Curfew in four districts of J&K including Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla and Budgam.

As per the tweet, the government has announced that Corona Curfew will also be imposed in Samba district from tomorrow (Wednesday) evening till May 10 (Monday).

The decision has been taken in wake of the spike in the COVID-19 cases across J&K.

“In view of the trend in COVID positive cases, the positivity rate and the cases per million, the Corona Curfew in the 4 districts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu, which is there till 7 am on Thursday, 6 May 2021, will stand extended till 6 am on Monday, 10 May 2021. In addition, Samba district will also be under Corona Curfew from 7 pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021 till 7 am on Monday, 10 May 2021,” DIPR-J&K tweeted.

Meanwhile, Departments of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Legal Metrology has realized a fine of over Rs 17 lac from erring shopkeepers across Kashmir during the past two months.

As per the officials details, FCS&CA department through its enforcement squads and market checking teams imposed a fine of Rs. 8.89 lac on shopkeepers for violation of officials rates, selling substandard food items and resorting to black marketing and other profiteering misconduct across ten districts of Kashmir from Ist of March, 2021.

The enforcement squads conducted rigorous market checking operations and sealed 111 business establishments during the year 2021-22.

Similarly, the Legal Metrology Department (LMD), also conducted massive market checking and imposed a fine of Rs. 8.36 lac on erring shopkeepers in the past two months in ten districts of Kashmir.

The LMD has also registered 409 challans against the erring shopkeepers and have received as many as 16 complaints during the course