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AJK government announces lockdown for 3 weeks

PM AJK said that the move was taken to ensure social distancing in the state to prevent the emergence of new cases.

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Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s government on Monday announced a complete lockdown AJK starting midnight for the next three weeks to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

According to the statement released by PM Raja Farooq Haider Khan, “all the shopping malls, public transport, public places and tourist spots will remain closed for three weeks.”

In a video message, the premier said, “All the educational institutions will also remain closed”.

“Vegetable, milk, meat, fruit shops and medical stores will remain open during the lockdown,” he added.

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He said that the move was taken to ensure social distancing in the state to prevent the emergence of new cases.

The premier, however, also clarified that this is not a curfew but a precautionary step to stop the spread of the virus.

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