Ladakh records dip in daily COVID-19 cases
A healthcare worker checks the nasal swab taken for COVID-19 testing at Jammu railway station on Sunday April 18, 2021. GK File/Mir Imran

Ladakh records dip in daily COVID-19 cases

Gradual ease in restrictions in Leh, Corona curfew extended in Kargil.

Ganderbal June 8: Ladakh is witnessing a considerable dip in the number of daily Coronavirus cases since last one week prompting the UT administration to ease the prevailing lockdown restrictions in Leh to begin with.

In Kargil though, authorities have extended the prevailing Corona curfew till June 14 morning.

As per official figures the UT has reported less than 100 cases of COVID-19 since the last few days.

A total of 61 new positive cases were reported on Monday- 58 in Leh and three in Kargil.

More significantly, no new COVID-19 death was reported in UT Ladakh on the day.

Besides, a total of 139 patients were discharged yesterday-119 in Leh and 20 in Kargil.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Ladakh has effectively come down to 1011-843 cases in Leh and 168 in Kargil district.

With the dip in the number of cases in Ladakh, the administration in the union territory has decided to ease certain COVID-19 restrictions as part of a gradual unlocking process from June 7-14 June in Leh district to begin with.

The relaxations have been announced under fresh guidelines issued by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Chairman Leh, Shrikant Suse.

The decision was after extensive deliberation and a detailed assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the district.

As per the new rules, the government has allowed development activities and construction work where labourers reside on the worksite, in compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols.

Restaurants have been allowed to function only for home delivery services, while hotels can operate dine-in services with a 30% seating capacity for in-house guests, read the guidelines.

For non-essential vehicular movement, the district administration would begin an odd/even system with 50% seating capacity, they said.

However, public transport, private offices, salons, barbershops, beauty parlours, spas and gyms would continue to remain closed till further orders.

Besides, the relaxations would not be extended to areas notified as containment zones.

In Kargil district, Chairman DDMA, Santosh Sukhadeve has issued an order extending the 'Corona curfew' in the district till 7 am on 14 June.

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