COVID cases surge in Srinagar

8 areas declared as Micro Containment zones | Administration mulls for localised lockdown in some specific city areas
COVID cases surge in Srinagar
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Srinagar, Nov 5: In view of rapid increase in Covid-19 positive case in Srinagar district, the District Administration has declared 8 more areas as Micro Containment Zones under Medical Zones of Batamaloo, Zadibal, S.R Gunj and Khanyar to prevent spread of infection in the district.

An official statement said the areas include Milat Abad, Peerbagh near Islamic Public School and Noorani Colony Peerbagh in Medical Zone Batamaloo, Upper Soura, near Petrol Pump, Bilal Colony Soura, near Bilal Masjid and Bota Kadal, near Darul ul Uloom Bilaliya in Medical Zone Zadibal, Zaina Kadal near Gagar Masjid in Medical Zone S R Gunj and Buchwara and Batwara areas in Khanyar Medical Zone in the district.

In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad who is also the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority(DDMA) has said the recent spike in Covid-19 positive cases has prompted the District Administration to take the step for protection of precious lives.

The DC said that Srinagar Administration is mulling for localised Lock-down in some specific areas of City, if the number of positive cases do not decrease.

He further said that Srinagar has witnessed a spike in Covid cases in the past one week, prompting the administration to declare some areas in the city as containment zones.

Giving details, the DC said out of total active Covid-19 positive cases in J&K, about half of them come from Srinagar district only. While other than Srinagar District, cases reported from 19 other districts are either in single digit or no case at all. “There are 476 active Covid-19 positive cases in only Srinagar district out of total 981 cases in J&K”, the DC added. He further said currently, there are 82 containment zones in Srinagar, 8 of which were added today

The DC further said If people don’t follow safety protocols, then Srinagar could be the reason behind the start of the third wave in J&K.

He appealed to the people to follow Covid SOPs in letter and spirit and avoid large gatherings.

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