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COVID-19 in J&K: Baramulla bans entry of local day-picnickers in Gulmarg

Jammu and Kashmir have 2,236 active cases of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic last year, 3,12,556 people have recovered from the infection while 4,360 have succumbed to death.

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New Delhi Published on: July 16, 2021 8:15 IST
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COVID-19 in J&K: Baramulla bans entry of local day-picnickers in Gulmarg

In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district administration banned the entry of local 'day-picnickers' to enter the tourist destination of Gulmarg on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). District Magistrate of Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar issued a set of orders on Thursday stating some restrictions for COVID-19 containment at Gulmarg.

It stated that the entry to Gulmarg has been permitted only to vaccinated persons against COVID-19 or those possessing negative RT-PCR test reports conducted within 48 hours.

"Only tourists who have pre-booking of hotels, guest houses, huts, etc shall be allowed on weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)," read the order.

A fine of Rs 1,000 for people found without wearing a mask has also been imposed.

According to the data released by Union Health Ministry, Jammu and Kashmir have 2,236 active cases of COVID-19. 

Since the onset of the pandemic last year, 3,12,556 people have recovered from the infection while 4,360 have succumbed to death.

(With ANI inputs)

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