COVID-19 second wave: Curfew by night, mess in day

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Srinagar’s famed boulevard road witnessed a huge rush in the day even as the administration announced a night curfew in the region to curb the surging coronavirus.

Boulevard road is home to the main circuit of tourist attractions in Srinagar including the recently opened Tulip garden.

“I left home at Shalimar at 10:30 am and it’s 12:00 pm and I am still to leave Boulevard road,” a commuter told The Kashmir Walla.

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, Jammu and Kashmir imposed a night curfew, in the eight districts of J-K including the Srinagar city, when life comes to a halt in the region. However, there are no curbs during the day when the roads are blocked by traffic.

A day before the order was passed, J-K had recorded 812 fresh positive COVID-19 cases, the highest in the ongoing year. While six more deaths were reported in J-K taking the toll of deaths to 2,018.

The authorities have imposed a curfew from 10 pm to 6 am in the affected by the second wave of COVID-19.

Other than Srinagar and Jammu, the night curfew has been imposed in Udhampur, Kathua, Baramulla, Budgam, Anantnag and Kupwara.

On Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir reported 1005 COVID-19 fresh cases which is the biggest figure reported in a single day this year. The total case tally in J-K has reached 137475, while six more deaths were reported taking the toll of deaths to 2,029.

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