Coronavirus: ‘If I Share a Summary of Daily Events, None in Kashmir Will Sleep’, tweets Srinagar DM

SRINAGAR: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, the Srinagar Deputy Commissioner, who is at the forefront of managing the quarantine facilities and tracing people avoiding the routine protocol has finally opened up on a day when it is ‘Janta curfew’. He has given a lot of details about the crisis approaching Kashmir using the micro-blogging social media platform, the twitter.

Most of the tweets are self-explanatory and crisp anecdotes that the administration is facing on a daily basis.

“Trust me if I share a summary of daily events NONE in Kashmir will sleep. Let’s keep our egos aside, work collectively and instead of raising panic and alarm help each other to improve. This 3rd World War. Nothing less. If it passes we will have a Lifetime for all that. Good day,” said the most latest tweet.

Somebody asked him if the numbers are so bad, he clarified that it has nothing to do with that but with the silly efforts that people make to subvert the systems. Then he gives the details.

“Four passengers just reached from Mauritius, Dubai and Kazakhstan “decline” to declare travel history. Done quickly by IT team. My “WHO Guidelines wala Friends” can u pl send a “Recorded Sermon” to help convince such people? Please? I beg. Ignore the Thick Skin and help,” another tweet said.

Quarantine is a daily routine. People flying home from different locations are being directed to the quarantine facilities being set up. The Srinagar administration has requisitioned as many as 26 hotels for putting up quarantine facilities.

“In last 3 days, we have accommodated 1196 people traveling fr Bangladesh, Ladakh, Bangkok, Dubai, Combodia, UK etc at 24 quarnt facilities, in diff categories of risk. Lot being said on media- Good, Bad, Neutral, Motivated, Planted, Genuine. Will update 2day evening. Pl hold on,” Choudhary said.

Two brothers. Same Medical College in Bangladesh. One travels by air, declares travel history lands in Quarantine. Other takes road goes home, probably enjoyed Wazwan. Smart neighbor informs Control Room. Team got in touch. Symptomatic. WHO guidelines lecture please?

“A girl coming from the US posed as Student returning from Bangladesh. A “thick-skinned babu” (as we are called) insisted on passport while allotting room, got to know. USA 3rd highest COVID cases in the world. I need to attend another lecture on WHO guidelines now!!”

Another instance he shared was: “A gentleman coming from Italy reaches New Delhi via another port. Takes train to Jammu n Cab to home in #Srinagar. Just to hide travel history. Traced. Need collective focus to handle it. Things are not that simple as they appear from homes & office rooms. WHO guidelines anyone?”

Meanwhile, the government has been able to trace the persons who gave authorities a slip. “Technical surveillance team traced the patient who ran away. Returned to Quarantine. Brilliant job. Btw such people should face culpable homicide charges.”


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