Follow SoPs to contained Covid infections, authorities urge people in Kashmir

Follow SoPs to contained Covid infections, authorities urge people in Kashmir

In view of surge in COVID-19 positive cases in Kashmir valley health workers in several Srinagar areas make announcements through public address system directing people to adhere the Standard Operation Procedure (SOPs) to contain the conronavirus infection.

Vehicles fitted with Public Address System were making repeated announcements in city and down town areas of Srinagar directing people to wear face masks, use hand sanitizers and make distance to curtail the rise in COVID-19 cases.

“We appeal people to follow the SoPs and wear face mask to avoid lockdown”, the announcer repeated says.

A health official said, that sixty percent of cases are being reported from Kashmir valley which is a cause of concern. Out of 165 fresh positive cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday, 156 were from Kashmir valley alone. Most of the cases were reported from Lal Bazar, Natipora and Bemina area of Srinagar, the official said and added, if people did not follow the SoPs, the authorities would announce lockdown in the affected areas.

The divisional authorities in Srinagar on last Friday had declared eight more areas as micro-containment zones. These areas were falling under medical zones of Batamaloo, Zadibal, SR Gunj and Khanyar in Srinagar.

Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad, who is also the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, had said the recent spike in Covid-19 cases had prompted the administration to take the step for protection of precious lives.

He said that Srinagar administration is mulling localised lockdowns in some specific areas of the city if the numbe of positive cases do not decrease.


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