No let-up in corona lockdown

No let-up in corona lockdown

Srinagar: Strict restrictions continued for the third straight day in Kashmir to prevent spread of Covid 19 in the region. The drastic measures have followed a single positive case reported on March 18. Since then, the government has imposed lockdown and shut markets to contain transmission of the virus. In the Valley, shops, traffic and […]

Australian tourist, Nepali labourer sent back from Qazigund

KALEEM GEELANI ANANTNAG: Two foreigners who arrived in Kashmir valley on Friday were sent back from the screening facility at Lower Munda, Qazigund, even though they underwent proper screening and were found asymptomatic. They were not allowed to enter the valley following the directions of the J&K government, said a medical official posted at the […]

Prayers all the way to the screening point at Jawahar Tunnel

Prayers all the way to the screening point at Jawahar Tunnel

KALEEM GEELANI ANANTNAG: At the screening point established at Lower Munda, Qazigund, to check persons entering Kashmir valley for symptoms of COVID-19, the sense of uneasiness and anxiety is visible on the faces of passengers as they go through the screening test, after passing Jawahar Tunnel. The travellers undergo thermal screening at the designated screening […]

Day of panic, restrictions in Srinagar

‘Strict restrictions to be imposed today’

Day of panic, restrictions in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: People in Srinagar went into panic buying mode on Thursday, swarming shops and medical. Rush was seen outside ATMs and petrol pumps across the city. In commercial hub Lal Chowk, shops were closed and public transport off the roads as the government forces laid razor wires across roads to impose a lockdown. Restrictions were […]

SMHS hospital closes OPD

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Thursday decided to close the OPD section at SMHS hospital here, amid growing threat of coronavirus in Srinagar where the first case was tested positive on Wednesday. Officials said that the decision to close the OPD section at SMHS has been taken to arrest the spread of coronavirus.

78 persons on flight from Leh quarantined

40 students from England, Bangladesh being screened at airport

SRINAGAR: Seventy-eight passengers of an Air India Leh-Srinagar flight were quarantined on their arrival here on Thursday, officials said. However, a decision is awaited as regards nearly forty students who are being screened at the Srinagar airport on their arrival from England and Bangladesh. According to officials, all passengers arriving from Leh at the airport […]

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