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21 areas declared containment zones in last few days: is Srinagar again turning into a Covid-19 hotspot?

At a time when summer capital Srinagar is contributing to the half of the daily Covid-19 positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir from last few weeks, the district administration has notified around 21 Micro Containment Zone and sealed these areas as per the Covid-19 protocols.

The district administration Srinagar is also going to intensify the drive against the Covid-19 violators and may slap FIRs under relevant laws for violation of SoPs.

An official from the district administration Srinagar said, as there is a spike in the Covid-19 positive cases in the district from last few weeks, his department has notified around 21 micro containment zones and have placed the Covid-19 restrictions in those areas to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The official said that despite fines, there has been a complacent approach from some sections of the people who do not adhere to the Covid protocols, the district administration Srinagar is going to act tough against the Covid violators and may face FIR.

“For marriages, district administration had directed the families to seek necessary permission for the marriage gathering as there is standing CAP on the marriage gatherings and funerals, but many people have stopped to take the permission from the district administration and are resorting to huge gatherings making the entire gathering vulnerable to infection,” the official said, adding that “Starting this week the drive will be intensified, all along the district Srinagar, and wherever the Covid Violators will be found or reported, will be dealt with according to the law.”

On being asked about the reopening of schools in the valley along with the district Srinagar he said, district administration Srinagar has sought the data of vaccinated students, teachers and other staff from the institutions which will be verified and mapped with the vaccinated data.

“Following the authentication of data, a formal permission will be issued to open the institution in the district”, he added.

According to the official figures, district Srinagar has so far reported 73,159 Covid-19 cases, out of which 837 people have died while the district’s current active case load is 604.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 86 Covid-19 cases, out of which 48 were from Srinagar.

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