Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has imposed a “complete ban on non-essential movement” during the weekend in the union territory from Saturday amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, 2,456 new cases were found in the state. Announcing the decision taken at a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) chaired by Chief Secretary AK Mehta, officials said that night curfew will remain in force and education in schools and colleges will continue through online mode.
After reviewing the status of COVID-19 weekly, Mehta said that in view of the uneven trend of daily cases as well as the rising infection rate, there is a need to continue with the existing COVID containment measures in all districts as well as take additional steps. . “There will be a complete ban on non-essential movement during the weekend throughout Jammu and Kashmir,” Mehta said in his recent order.
Asymptomatic people coming into the Union Territory by air, rail and road will not be required to undergo RT-PCR or rapid antigen test on arrival, but they have a valid and verifiable final proof of COVID-19 vaccination- There should be a letter or RT-PCR report confirming that they are not infected and this report should not be older than 72 hours.
“However, RT-PCR or RAT COVID test shall be conducted for those passengers arriving by air, rail and road, who have symptoms,” the order said. Inter-state movement of State Road Transport Corporation passenger vehicles and private buses will be allowed for such persons who have been fully vaccinated, whose verifiable RT-PCR report is not more than 72 hours old or RAT test will be done on the spot. (agency)