To contain the spread of COVID-19, an extensive fumigation drive was today carried at various places in district Ganderbal.
The teams deputed for the purpose, disinfected various public places including District Hospital, Jamia Masjid Beehama, main Market Duderhama and Beehama.
The drive was monitored by the Deputy Commissioner, Shafqat Iqbal. SSP Ganderbal, ADC Ganderbal, Chairman Municipal Committee Ganderbal and EO Municipality were present on the occasion.
During the fumigation drive, the awareness regarding preventive measures to be taken to tackle spread of COVID-19 was also generated among the people. The people were urged to contribute by way of cooperation in tackling the situation raised due to Covid-19.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC asked the general public to take basic precautions such as personal hygiene, washing hands and also report any symptoms to medical agencies to control the spread of infection.
He said by enhancing hygiene, keeping surrounding disinfected, sanitized and maintaining social distancing will minimize the transmission of coronavirus infection.
The DC also appealed the masjid imams of the district to shorten Friday sermons in the mosques and make people aware about the precautionary measures that need to be taken to combat the spread of infection.
The general public was also advised to avoid social gathering, unnecessarily visit to market places, hospitals, government offices, besides tourist places like Sonamarg, Manasbal and Naranag.