Life remained affected for the third day on Monday due to fresh lockdown imposed by the District Magistrate (DM) in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, where 44 fresh COVID-19 positive cases were reported on Sunday, which was 16 cases more than the previous.
Meanwhile, DM Shafkat Iqbal exhorted upon the people not to step out of their homes unless absolutely necessary. However, he said, if you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear masks and practice of social distancing, personnel hygiene and frequent hand washing.
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in the district, where district administration imposed a fresh lockdown for eight days from August 29 following a continuous surge in the number of COVID-19 positive cases. However, private vehicles were plying on some routes in the district.