People of Kashmir have undergone lot of mental agony since August 5, last year and some of the curbs are still in force including on the speed of internet.
While the people of Kashmir are fighting a war for survival, the COVID-19 threat has added to their problems and difficulties. In this hour of crises, people of Kashmir should exercise patience and stay at their homes for insolating themselves from the viral infection of COVID-19.
Government has said that so far 5482 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance and, so far, 13 cases have tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir (11 active positive, 01 recovered, 01 death).
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 3053 persons have been kept under home quarantine, including at facilities operated by the Government, while as 117 are in hospital quarantine.
Persons who are under home surveillance stand at 1761 while as 551 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
Further, the Bulletin said that 379 samples have been sent for testing, of which 341 tested as negative and 13 cases have tested positive of which one recovered and one died. It said that reports of 25 cases are awaited till March 26, 2020.
In such grim scenario and with such speed of spread of the infection, people should understand the gravity of situation and listen to the appeals of government to stay in their homes and maintain physical distance from each other also.