J&K administration extends Covid-19 lockdown till May 19

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JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has ordered that guidelines / instructions already in force in the Union Territory during lockdown 3.0 issued on May 3 will continued till May 19 when the Government will make detailed assessment of the situation and take call on lockdown 4.0 which has been extended till May 31 and guidelines for which were released by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

An order extending the lockdown 3.0 guidelines till May 19 was issued late Sunday evening by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, who also happens to be the Chairperson, State Executive Committee.

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The order came minutes after the NDMA extended lockdown till May 31 countrywide.

Noting that the fresh guidelines released today require State and UT Governments to delineate Red, Green and Orange Zones based on their assessment and prohibit or regulate such other activities or impose restrictions as deemed necessary, the order said this will require detailed assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.