Weekend curbs back in JK amid surge in Covid cases
January 15, 2022  09:57
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday imposed "complete restriction on non-essential movement" during weekends in the Union Territory amid a surge in COVID cases that rose by 2,456 a day earlier. 

Announcing the decision of the state executive committee, which met under the chairmanship of chief secretary AK Mehta, officials said night curfew and online mode of teaching in schools and colleges will continue. 

After a weekly review of the COVID-19 situation, Mehta said there was a need for additional steps besides continuing with the existing COVID containment measures in all districts given the uneven trend in daily cases as well as rising positivity rate. 

"There shall be a complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends in entire Jammu and Kashmir," Mehta said in his latest order. 

However, asymptomatic people arriving in the Union Territory by air, rail and roads would not be required to undergo RT-PCR or rapid antigen test on arrival if they have a valid and verifiable final certificate report of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid verifiable negative RT-PCR report done within 72 hours of arrival. 

"RT-PCR or RAT Covid tests shall, however, be conducted on symptomatic incoming passengers by air, rail and road," the order said. -- PTI
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