New red, buffer zones for Kashmir as COVID-19 cases rise

148 places across the valley are buffer zone areas which have been turned into red zones.
New red, buffer zones for Kashmir as COVID-19 cases rise
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As Kashmir witnesses a major jump in Covid positive cases over thelast two days many new areas have now been designated as red and buffer zones.

There are 12 red zones in the Ganderbal and Bandipora districtsincluding Waskura, SK Bala, Parray Mohalla Hajin, Batagund Hajin andChandergeer Hajin, Kunon, Gundikesar, Gundi Dachina, Madwan, Hakbara, Pethkot,Gund Jehangeer and Naidkhai.

In Shopian district of South Kashmir three zones have been kept inred category including Sedow, Ramnagri, Sindo Sharmal and Bemnipora.

In central Kashmir's Budgam district there are four red zonesincluding Wathoora, Kandajan, Charar-e-Shareef and Soibugh.

In Baramulla district of North Kashmir, Sulinda, Tangmarg and Urihave been categorised as zed zones.

To the south in Pulwama district there are seven red zonesincluding Khaigam, Rajpora, Sangerwani, Abhama, Gudoora, Pinglena, Chandgam andParigam.

In Kupwara district ITI Handwara and Baghbela are the two redzones designated, while in Srinagar a total of 14 red zones including AhmadNagar, Lal Bazar, Hawal, Nishat, Khayam, Iddgah, Goripora, Chattabal,Hyderpora, Bemina, Jawahar Nagar, Natipora, Lasjan and Nowshera.

Besides this, places in Kashmir designated as buffer zones includeAhan, Kharbagh, Batwina, Chewa, Ajas and Chandergeer.

All the 11 muncipal wards of MC Hajin have also been categorisedas buffer zones.

148 places across the valley are buffer zone areas which have beenturned into red zones.

On Thursday, 24 Covid positive cases were reported in Kashmirtaking the total cases in Jammu & Kashmir to 184 including 32 in Jammu and152 in the Kashmir valley. There have been four deaths across J&K due toCovid-19, three in Kashmir and one in Jammu.

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