The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is once again in lockdown, this time to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, as cases spiral. Strict restrictions were imposed on the movement of people as part of the administration’s 84-hour lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.

The restrictions that came in place at 7:00 PM on Thursday will remain imposed till 7:00 AM on Monday in eleven districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Reports said that police and paramilitary forces have erected barricades on roads at many places in the city as well as other districts to prevent the movement of motorists and pedestrians. However, essential services have been exempted.