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Covid emerges: J&K orders curfew from April 24 to 26 | India News


JAMMU: In the wake of the prevailing increase in Covid-19 cases, the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced a 34-hour curfew from 8pm on Saturday until 6pm on April 26. The government also decided to provide the Covid-19 vaccine at no cost to everyone between the ages of 18 and 45.
J & K’s office deputy governor Manoj Sinha said essential and emergency services will be allowed during the curfew, but all markets and commercial institutions will remain closed. In a tweet, LG’s office stated: “It has been decided that Covid-19 vaccination for people in the 18-45 age group will be free at UT. The cost of the vaccine will be borne by the J&K government. The health department will constitute a panel to solve the logistics ”.
At the beginning of April 8, the J&K administration had imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am in urban areas of eight districts: Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam, Anantnag and Kupwara, which was further extended to local municipal and urban bodies in all 20 districts on April 20.
On April 23, the total number of Covid-19 cases at J&K rose to 1,56,344 with 1,937 more positive cases, while the death toll rose to 2,111 with a record jump in daily deaths to 19 (13 from Jammu and 6 Kashmir).

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