SRINAGAR, March 21 -- Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday expanded the restrictions to more areas and rural towns to prevent people from moving out as a precautionary measure to contain spread of coronavirus.

On Thursday, restrictions were imposed in Srinagar city and people were asked to stay indoors, however, on Friday, more restrictions were placed on ground. At many places, police had sealed the roads leading to the main markets and only government employees and people associated with essential services were allowed to take these roads.

All the shops in the city were closed, while pharmacies and some stores selling essential items were open.

Srinagar deputy commissioner Shahid Choudhary said that restrictions were imposed across t...