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34-hour Covid-19 curfew from 8 pm Saturday in Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced a 34-hour curfew from 8 pm on Saturday amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

“Complete corona curfew to be observed from 8 PM, 24th April (Saturday) till 6 AM, April 26 (Monday). Essential and emergency services to be allowed. All market, commercial institutions will remain closed,” the office of J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted.

On April 8, the Jammu and Kashmir administration ordered the imposition of a night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am in the urban areas of eight districts which were later extended to municipal and urban local body limits of all the 20 districts on April 20.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir surged to 1,56,344 on Friday as 1,937 more people tested positive for the disease while the death toll climbed to 2,111 with a record daily jump of 19 fatalities, officials said.

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