SRINAGAR — While the district administration in Srinagar has announced strict enforcement of lockdown from May 10 to May 17, it has announced relaxations for the sale of “some permissible items” during the period in the wake of Eid-ul-Fitr.
As per an order issued by District Commissioner Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad, while strict containment measures are being taken to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 in Srinagar, there will be some relaxations from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
The partially permissible activities 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, and bakery, meat and chicken shops.
The order further reads that a complete curfew in the entire Srinagar district will remain in force from 7 a.m. on May 10 to 7 a.m. on May 17.
Meanwhile, an official said that the order must be seen under the preview of section 144 CrPC, and assembling of more than five persons would not be allowed during the relaxation period. (KNO)