Coronavirus: J&K govt suspends all interstate buses; Vaishno Devi yatra closed

Updated: March 18, 2020 11:25:19 pm

vaishno devi, vaishno devi shrine board, vaishno devi visitors, vaishno devi trave advisory, vaishno devi coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus deaths, coronavirus crime, Indian expressThe Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board additionally curtailed the pilgrim go to the cave shrine.

Intensifying measures to test the unfold of a novel coronavirus, the Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Wednesday suspended motion of all inter-state buses to-and-from the Union Territory and appealed “foreign tourists or visitors” to not go to the area. The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board additionally curtailed the go to to the cave shrine for all pilgrims.

“All foreign tourists or visitors arriving in J&K will be quarantined,” mentioned UT authorities spokesperson Rohit Kansal. “Similarly, 100 percent quarantine will be imposed for all visitors from the Union Territory of Ladakh,” he mentionedincluding that the federal government has additionally determined to have 100 percent checking of travelers at Banihal railway station.

Earlier within the day, UT Transport Commissioner Pardeep Kumar ordered that no inter-state bus service shall ply on inter-state routes with quick have an effect on until additional orders. “The buses belonging to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which are presently outside the UT, shall not carry any passenger from outside the UT while returning back,” the order mentioned.

Meanwhile, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board suspending the yatra to the cave shrine in Trikuta Hills close to Katra from Wednesday and urged the pilgrims “not to plan their visit till the situation normalizes completely”. However, “pooja, aarti and other rituals” shall be held on the holy cave shrine as normal, it mentioned.

Taking a cue from Shrine Board, the administration committee has banned the entry of devotees and the common public at Chandi Mata temple in Bhaderwah’s Chinote space until April 4.

On related strainsdifferent nonsecular leaders are additionally suggested to droop all nonsecular gatherings and capabilities not less than until March 31, Kansal mentioned.

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The UT authorities have additionally made self-declaration necessary for all the individuals traveling in practice between Banihal-Qazigund. “Please ensure that all the inbound and outbound passengers coming through train up to Banihal and going back shall necessarily file the self-declaration form, with the details,” a letter was written by Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma to Ramban Deputy Commissioner learn.

Meanwhile, Anantnag District Magistrate has ordered to shut down all academic establishmentsteaching centers, gardens, public parks, restaurants, accommodationsmeals joints, roadside eateries, social, nonsecular, and ritualistic occasions, gyms, and saloons until additional orders. He additionally requested the neighborhood halls to not provide any reserving for any public operate or nonsecular occasion until additional orders.

In Ramban, District Magistrate Nazim Zai Khan has additionally stopped plying of public transport within the district until March 31, in addition to an order that all the markets in main cities of the district will open for 3 hours within the morning starting 7 am and two hours within the night from 5 pm.

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Earlier, Jammu District Magistrate Sushma Chauhan had on March 15 issued an order below related provisions of National Disaster Management Act ordering the closure of langers, Bhandara, dhabas, bars, restaurants, meals courts, meals stalls, street aspect eateries and so onwithin the district until March 31. She additionally ordered the closure of therapeutic massage centers, spa, sauna and so on., throughout the district until month finishincluding no social, nonsecular, or ritualistic occasions shall be held at any public, neighborhoodnonsecular place involving a gathering of greater than 4 individuals through the interval.

In Udhampur district Additionally, the administration has closed the motion of public transport, in addition to academic institutions, accommodationseating places, roadside eateries, in addition to banning social and spiritual gatherings amongst different precautionary measures.

Meanwhile, a complete of two,802 individuals have been below commentary within the UT, Kansal mentionedincluding that 2,128 are below dwelling quarantine and 28 in hospital quarantine.

A complete of 145 samples have been despatched for testing of which 118 have examined damagingwhereas report in 24 circumstances is awaited. Only three circumstances have been reported optimistic within the Ut up to now, he added.