The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced on Wednesday (March 18) that the Vaishno Devi yatra would be closed as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The state administration has also banned the entry of all interstate buses into Jammu and Kashmir as part of the safety measures.
“Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra has been closed from today. Operations of all interstate buses – incoming and outgoing from Jammu and Kashmir, banned from today,” the official Twitter handle of the Director of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) for Jammu and Kashmir said in a tweet.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra has been closed from today.
Operations of All Inter State Buses – Incoming and Outgoing from J&K, banned from today.@ANI @PIB_India @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts @kansalrohit69
— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) March 18, 2020
The district administration in Udhampur also suspended all modes of public transport, while two major parks including Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu and all public parks in Poonch district have been closed till further orders, officials said.
(With inputs from agencies)