Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday ordered night time curfew within the city areas of eight districts, together with Jammu and Srinagar, to test the unfold of the hovering coronavirus instances.

The night time curfew will come into impact from Friday, Sinha stated. In a tweet, Sinha stated, “Directed the divisional administration to impose corona curfew from 10pm to 6am in the urban areas of eight districts affected by the recent Covid spike.”

These districts are Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam, Anantnag and Kupwara, it stated.

The curfew shall be in power within the municipal limits of the city native our bodies of those districts. Reasi district shall be underneath shut remark for any doable spikes in instances, it added.

835 Covid instances in J&Okay

The resolution comes as J&Okay recorded 835 new Covid instances on Thursday, taking the UT’s case tally to 1,35,662, well being officers stated.

The UT additionally recorded one other contemporary fatality in Kashmir taking the dying toll to 2,019. Of the brand new instances, 555 are from Kashmir whereas 280 are from Jammu. Of the day’s instances, 163 are travellers.

Officials stated with 349 instances, Srinagar had the very best variety of new instances, adopted by 148 in Jammu, 74 in Baramulla, 47 in Reasi and 35 in Udhampur. Nine of 20 districts reported single-digit instances.

Ahead of V-P Naidu’s go to to IIM Jammu, 19 check optimistic

A day earlier than vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu is slated to attend the convocation on the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu, 19 folks, together with workers and college students, examined optimistic for Covid on Thursday.

“As many as 180 samples were sent for testing on Wednesday, of which 19 samples came out positive. Of the 19, two were students and the rest were faculty members,” stated well being officers.

“Those who tested positive were not part of the convocation scheduled to take place here at Convention Centre, Canal Road on Friday,” stated the institute’s spokesperson.

Similarly, 10 extra folks, together with some college students examined optimistic on the Government Gandhi Memorial Science College , elevating the variety of contaminated to 40. The establishment has been shut since Wednesday.

Twenty-three college students and 7 workers members had examined optimistic as a part of a particular drive within the faculty on Wednesday, prompting the administration to shut the institute until Monday to permit sanitisation of the constructing together with the hostel premises.

Naidu will handle the third and fourth annual convocation of the IIM. Union minister Jitendra Singh and Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha would be the friends of honour for the occasion.

In the final three days, 95 folks together with 82 Vaishno Devi pilgrims have examined Covid optimistic in Reasi district.

“Out 95 people, 82 were Vaishno Devi pilgrims. They were tested at the Katra Railway Station,” stated a well being official. However, the pilgrimage stays on.

Himachal logs 622 instances

Himachal Pradesh on Thursday recorded 622 contemporary Covid-19 infections taking the state’s case depend to 67,512 whereas dying toll mounted to 1,083 after six sufferers succumbed to the contagion.

Of the brand new instances, 109 had been reported in Kangra, 87 in Shimla, 83 in Una, 68 in Hamirpur, 56 every in Mandi and Sirmaur, 40 in Kullu, 23 in Bilaspur, 17 in Chamba and one in Kinnaur. Active instances have shot as much as 4,514.

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