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Coronavirus: Govt suspends inter-state bus service


Srinagar: In wake of Coronavirus scare, Government in Jammu and Kashmir has suspended inter-state bus service with immediate effect.

An order issued by Transport Commissioner, J&K, Pradeep Kumar, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Trust reads that: “in order to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, it is hereby ordered that no interstate bus service shall ply on interstate routes with immediate effect till further orders.

The circular further reads that It is also ordered that buses belonging to Jammu and Kashmir which the presently outside J&K shall not carry any passengers from outside Jammu Kashmir while returning back.

Pertinently, in Jammu, two cases of Coronavirus have surfaced while Kashmir is free of this deadly virus so far. In Ladakh, with the emergence of two new cases, the total number of cases have gone up to 8. (KNT)