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Despite lockdown, Kashmir capital records nearly 10,000 Covid-19 infections in 9 days

There has been no letup in the Covid-19 cases in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir—Srinagar which recorded over 9000 infections in the past nine days.

The surge in the positive cases comes despite lockdown in the district. The administration imposed “Corona Curfew” in 11 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on April 29 evening in order to prevent the virus from spreading.

However, in the last nine days, the district has recorded 9708 positive cases.

As per the data available, the district recorded 932 positive cases on April 30 following which the cases started increasing as on May 1, it recorded 1084 cases.

On May 2, the district recorded 1126 cases while on May 3, it recorded 1136 positive cases. The figure kept increasing thereafter as the district recorded 1311 positive cases on May 04.

On May 5, a total of 1125 Covid-19 cases reported from Srinagar while on May 6 and 7, the district recorded 1070 and 1071 cases receptively. On May 08, the daily positive cases have reduced as compared to the previous days as 853 cases were detected across the district.

Additional Deputy Commissioner in Srinagar, Syed Muhammad Hanief Balkhi, said that the lockdown has helped the administration in curbing the number of daily positive cases to a large extent.

“The precautionary measures being taken by the people has helped in curbing the number of cases. The cases have reduced today and we hope that it will go down further as well,” he said, adding that people have been following the “Corona Curfew” orders in spirit and thus has helped in reducing the cases.

However, he said that it has not been decided yet whether the restrictions would continue or not. “The announcement will be made soon,” he said.

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