As it continues to record a high number of Covid-19 cases, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has declared Srinagar district a Red Zone. 1,126 fresh Covid-19 cases were recorded in the central Kashmir district on Sunday.
Srinagar’s classification as a Red Zone will likely result in stricter containment measures to slow down the spread of the disease.
Srinagar and three other districts are under curfew till Thursday and government officials say it could be extended further if the cases continue to rise, especially in the Red Zone.
The health experts have been advocating for an extended curfew to bring down the number of cases. Besides Srinagar, Lakhanpur and Jawahar tunnel containment zones—covered by a 500-metre radius– have also been declared Red Zones.
Areas with high caseload and doubling rate are classified as Red Zones or Hotspot districts In contrast, a green zone has zero confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 21 days.