Jammu | Jagran News Desk: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday extended the night curfew, which was supposed to end on Monday, till May 6 amid the major surge in coronavirus cases across the country. Issuing fresh guidelines, the union territory (UT) administration said that the night curfew will start at 8 PM and will conclude on the next day at 7 AM. 

"Night curfew (8 pm to 7 am) to continue in all municipal and urban local body limits of all 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir, including Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu," it said.

This comes a day after the UT recorded its biggest single-day spike of 3,532 COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths. As per the information available at the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Jammu and Kashmir has over 28,000 active COVID-19 cases while over 2,200 have succumbed to the infection.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir administration had imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am in the urban areas of eight districts of the UT on April 8, which was extended to the municipal and urban local body limits of all the 20 districts in the Union territory on April 20.

Police have arrested over 300 people and imposed fine on nearly 10,000 others for allegedly violating COVID-related standard operating procedures in Kashmir over the past 11 days, officials said on Friday.

"During last 24 hours, police have arrested 118 persons, lodged 103 FIRs and also realised fine to the tune of Rs 90,610 from 730 people for violating the guidelines and rules throughout Kashmir Valley," the officials said.

Police on Friday arrested 35 people, slapped FIRs against 36 people and seized 30 commercial establishments for violations of coronavirus guidelines in Jammu, officials said.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma