District Admin Srinagar announces partial relaxation in Corona Curfew

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'Meat, poultry, milk, vegetables, fruit to be sold from 8 am to 12 noon'

Srinagar: While the district administration has announced strict enforcement of lockdown from May 10 to May 17, it has, however, announced relaxations from 8 am to 12 noon for the sale of “some permissible items” during this period in the wake of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
As per the order issued by the District Commissioner Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad, a copy of which is with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), while strict containment measures are being taken to prevent the further spread of the virus in Srinagar, there will, however, be some relaxations from 8 am to 12 noon.
The order reads, partially permissible activities from 8 am to 12 noon include retail and wholesale grocery shops (excluding multi-item departmental stores), milk and dairy products, mandis, shops and street vendors’ dealing with fruit and vegetables only, bakery, meat and chicken shops.
The order further reads that a complete corona curfew in the entire Srinagar district will remain in force from 7 am May 10 to 7 am May 17. Pertinently, KNO was the first to break the news about district administration Srinagar’s plans of giving partial relaxations for selling and buying of meat, chicken and bakery from 8 am to 12 noon.
Meanwhile, an official told that the order must be seen under the preview of section 144 Crpc, and assembling of more than five persons won’t be allowed during the relaxation period that is from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon. (KNO)

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