Earlier today, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has decided to impose a complete lockdown across the region for two weeks starting November 21.
As per the reports, this decision came during a meeting of the AJK cabinet that met today with Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider in the chair. The meeting directed that the COVID-19 situation in the valley has deteriorated as the coronavirus positivity rate has gone up to 19%.
There would be a complete lockdown in all AJK districts with a ban on weddings and other gatherings. All schools and businesses will remain closed throughout the lockdown. Strict transmission at the entry points of the region would be guaranteed.
Moreover, the number of employees in government offices will be cut in half as only 50 percent of them would be allowed to come to offices while the rest would work from home.
According to the government’s portal on Covid-19, the total number of coronavirus cases in the region stands at 5,538.