Srinagar, May 13 -- The Srinagar administration has reversed its decision to let the city's residents step out of their homes to shop for essential items during the coronavirus curfew after complaints that people were not adhering to the Covid appropriate behaviour.

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha is learnt to have stepped in to caution the district administration that any missteps at this stage could lead to a surge in Covid cases.

Srinagar DC Aijaz Asad, who ordered the curfew in the city on April 29 to break the chain of Covid transmission, had later permitted some activities such as the opening of grocery stores, and even bakery shops from 8 am to 12 pm.

The relaxation, however, saw a huge rush in markets especially outside...