Schools, colleges, and cinema theatres will continue to remain closed

Religious places of Jammu and Kashmir are likely to reopen from August 16 onwards strict prohibition on religious gatherings and processions will continue until further notice, The indian Express has reported..

According to the report, this, however, is subject to the observation of the SOPs in the area. The order was issued by Chief Secretary and Chairman of the State Executive Committee of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Department BVR Subrahmaniyam.

On the other hand, it has been clearly stated that movement of any individual for unessential purpose between 10p.m to 5a.m will not be allowed and that, schools, colleges, cinema halls, shopping complexes, swimming pools, gyms and other places which are a part of unessential activities right now, will also remain shut unless notified again, The Indian Express report said. To execute this order, the DMs may also impose Section 144 of CrPC.

However, liquor shops will reopen soon and private hospitals, courier services, agricultural activity, animal husbandry, financial services, home delivery of food and medicines, etc will remain open and accessible in the valley.

Read the complete report in The Indian Express