Srinagar administration shuts restaurants, food courts amid Coronavirus threat

SRINAGAR, Mar 17 (Agencies): The Srinagar administration on Tuesday laid down detailed guidelines to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus and ordered the closure of all restaurants and food courts and imposed restrictions on conferences and workshops in the city.
The administration had already announced the closure of schools, colleges and universities across the region. However, on Tuesday, in a three-page notification, several measures were announced under the Disaster Management Act 2005, to strengthen the mechanism to fight the Covid-19 spread. “No restaurants, food courts, food joints, street food kiosks, roadside eateries, community kitchens, home-delivery of food services shall operate in district Srinagar till further orders,” the notification read.
It also said that no conferences, workshops, rallies, gatherings, sit-in protests, shall be organized till March 31.

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