Srinagar can become a reason for 3rd COVID wave in J&K if SOPs not followed: DC Aijaz Asad

In case people do not adhere to the guidelines, the administration will come up with strict measures in this regard, he said.
Srinagar can become a reason for 3rd COVID wave in J&K if SOPs not followed: DC Aijaz Asad
An official urges people through a loudspeaker to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and follow the disease protocol amid a rise in daily infections in Srinagar, in city centre Lal Chowk in September.[Representational Picture]Mubashir Khan/GK File

Srinagar, Nov 6: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Saturday warned that the non-adherence to COVID Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in the district could possibly become a reason for third wave in Jammu and Kashmir.

News agency KNO quoted the DC Srinagar telling the media at Lal Chowk that nearly 60 per cent COVID cases reported in J&K on daily basis are being reported from Srinagar district only.
He said that the reason behind the surge in cases is non-adherence to the COVID guidelines. “I, as District Magistrate, would not hesitate to say that Srinagar could become a reason for possible third COVID wave in J&K,” Aijaz said.
He said that there is a need to follow the SOPs in letter and spirit so that the it would be easy to prevent the virus from spreading. In case people do not adhere to the guidelines, the administration will come up with strict measures in this regard, he said.

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