Farooq Abdullah asks party workers, well wishers to avoid visiting his residence over Covid-19 outbreak

NC suspends party gatherings, meets following the surfacing of a positive COVID-19 case in Kashmir
Farooq Abdullah asks party workers, well wishers to avoid visiting his residence over Covid-19 outbreak
Farooq Abdullah along with his family on his first public appearance on March 13 this year after he was released from seven month detention. File Photo/ GK

Jammu and Kashmir National conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has requested his well wishers, workers, and the party functionaries to refrain from visiting his residence, which has been seeing huge public gatherings following his release.

He said the measure is for time being in order to help avoid transmission of fatal coronavirus. He said that he in all earnest does not want people to suffer following a positive case of COVID-19 in Srinagar.

He has prayed for the wellbeing of people and urged them to follow the concerned health and sanitation advisories of the government. 

Meanwhile, the party on Thursday suspended all party gatherings/meets in a bid to help stop the transmission of COVID-19 virus in J&K following surfacing of a positive case in Srinagar.

In a statement issued from party headquarters, party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar has asked people to follow the concerned health advisories of administration in this regard. He has requested its functionaries, workers not to hold any outreach activity for the time being. 

He maintained that the party's central office Nawa e Subah would be only open for urgent work.

He said the measure has been taken in view of the crisis like situation in face of the COVID-19 positive case.  The party has urged the public to abide by the directives from the government in this regard. He has also impressed upon the people to refrain from rumor mongering, remission of unverified information on social media.

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