Srinagar: A ‘complete corona curfew’ has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, said the Office of J&K L-G on Saturday. The 34-hour lockdown will come into effect across the Union Territory from 8 pm on Saturday (April 24) till 6 am on Monday (April 26).Also Read - India's High Mountain Pass Zoji La, Connecting Kashmir And Ladakh, Now Reopens | Deets Inside

Only essential and emergency services will be allowed to function during the curfew hours. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity

All the markets, commercial institutions will remain closed, said the government order. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Universities, Colleges And Schools Closed Till May 15

On April 8, the Jammu and Kashmir administration ordered imposition of night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am in the urban areas of eight districts which was later extended to municipal and urban local body limits of all the 20 districts in the Union Territory on April 20.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir surged to 1,56,344 on Friday as 1,937 more people tested positive for the disease while the death toll climbed to 2,111 with a record daily jump of 19 fatalities, officials said.