Samba (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 22 (ANI): Samba District Magistrate Rohit Khajuria has ordered complete lockdown in Samba and Baribrahmana tehsils from July 23 to July 26 due to hike in COVID-19 cases.
"It has been noted with concern in last few days after relaxation in lockdown conditions, COVID-19 positive cases have been increasing day by day in tehsil Samba and Baribrahmana and in order to prevent the spread of the virus, a complete lockdown has been imposed in both the tehsils except the area falling under SIDCO complex," the official order said.
The district administration said that those found violating the order shall be strictly dealt with.
The administration said that essential services including doctor clinics and testing laboratories will remain open from 9 am to 8 pm and grocery shops, milk shops, bakery shops, fruits and vegetable shops will remain open from 7 am to 12 pm. (ANI)