Rising coronavirus cases

AJK govt to impose 15-day lockdown

Statesman Report

MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday decided to impose a 15-day lockdown starting November 20 in a bid to contain the rising spread of coronavirus.

The decision was made after the region's cabinet was briefed on the latest coronavirus situation. As per details, the government will impose a lockdown in all districts simultaneously.

Public gatherings, including weddings, have been banned, while religious gatherings and funeral prayers will be carried out under COVID-19 SOPs.

Keeping in view the rising positivity rate in educational institutes, the government is closing down schools. It is also requesting locals and Kashmiris based abroad to avoid travel.

All businesses and offices will remain closed while the government offices will operate at 50% capacity. Only essential services will be allowed under coronavirus SOPs.