Srinagar: In order to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading, the Corona Curfew imposed by the government continued to remain in place for the 19th straight day across Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday while police claimed to have arrested 157 persons and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,33,275 for norm violation in the Valley.
The government imposed Corona Curfew in Srinagar and other districts on April 29 evening and was extended for the four straight times so far. Recently, the government extended the Corona Curfew across 20 districts of J&K till May 24, 2021.
Eye-witnesses informed that police and paramilitary troops were deployed although in large numbers to enforce the lockdown restrictions. The barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement, they said.
Meanwhile, all the shops and business establishments barring emergency services remained closed throughout the day in Srinagar and other districts of Jammu and Kashmir.