In a bid to prevent halt the third wave of coronavirus, a 64-hour-long weekend lockdown began across Jammu and Kashmir on Friday afternoon for the third straight week.
As soon as the Friday congregational prayers culminated, the shopkeepers were asked to close down their shutters in wake of the weekend lockdown, which began from 02:00 PM.
The weekend lockdown was announced by the State Executive Committee headed by Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir following the surge in the Covid-9 cases from the past couple of weeks.
All the markets, business establishments, and other non-essential services remained closed from the afternoon erewhile public traffic was also off the roads.
However, policemen at different places were seen implementing the Standard Operating Procedures as a number of persons who were found without face masks were fined. The commuters without face masks were also being fined, witnesses said.
The lockdown will continue till Monday morning.
Pertinently, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, has a total of 260 Micro Containment Zones.1h