Srinagar : ‘Corona Curfew’ was imposed in five wards of Srinagar, and it is being strictly enforced following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the Kashmir valley.
District administration imposed the ‘Corona Curfew’ in five wards of Srinagar including 11 (Lal Bazar), 32 (Hyderpora), 31 (Chanapora), 27 (Bemina Hamdania Colony) and 24 (Bemina Housing Colony) from Monday evening.
This step has been taken following a rise in COVID positive cases in District Srinagar during the last 17 days which called for effective measures, the administration said.
Three COVID-19 deaths were reported besides 92 fresh cases emerged in the Kashmir valley on Monday.
Official sources said, that the identified hotspots have been declared ‘Micro Containment Zones’ in order to check the spread of the disease.
They said, section 144 CrPC is being strictly implemented in the containment areas to contain the Coronavirus. Public gathering and movement of public transport has also been restricted in these areas, the sources said adding, around 63 percent of the daily positive cases were reported from a few particular areas of Srinagar city alone.
The sources said, strict containment measures have been taken in order to ensure safety of the General Public and to prevent transmission of Covid-19 to other parts of District Srinagar,
In view of the spike of COVID-19 positive cases, Director Health Services Kashmir has directed all Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), Medical Superintendents and Block Medical Officers (BMOs) to set up testing facilities at social places, marriage functions and religious gatherings.
According to an official spokesman, Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Rather directed all the CMOs, Medical Superintendents and BMOs of Kashmir division to set up the testing centres at public places, marriage halls as well as religious gatherings.
Health workers in several Srinagar areas made announcements directing people to adhere to the Standard Operation Procedure (SOPs) to contain the coronavirus infection.
Vehicles fitted with the Public Address System were making repeated announcements in city and downtown areas of Srinagar directing people to wear face masks, use hand sanitizers and maintain social distance to curtail the rise in COVID-19 cases.