Natipora, Hyderpora sanitised after patients test positive

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Authorities on Wednesday carried out special sanitisation drive in two uptown localities here after two persons from these areas tested positive for coronavirus infection.

A drone was used by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to ensure 300 meters of radius are thoroughly sanitised.

A special chemical, Quaternary Ammonium Chloride, recommended by experts, was used in today’s fumigation. The process was carried under Standard Operation Procedure.

The SMC teams carried out fumigation of residential houses, their premises and even the vehicles.

“We ensured everything is sanitised. The virus remains on the things which have been touched or came into contact of an infected person. The virus then transmits to other healthy persons when he touches such contaminated things,” said SMC Secretary, Muhammad Akbar Sofi, who looks after anti-COVID19 operations.

Locals said even the handles of doors and windows were sanitised by the SMC teams.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said doctors have suggested that actual cases in the community could probably be more than those tested positive so far.

“For heaven’s sake stay at homes and report to designated hospitals if you have symptoms /travel history. Consult on phone before visiting hospital,” he tweeted.

The DC said home delivery of Public Distribution System ration for 1.6 lakh families in Srinagar will start from March 28.