Coronavirus: Strict restrictions continue in Kashmir

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Srinagar

Curfew-like restrictions continued for the 25th consecutive day on movement and assembly of people to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Kashmir on Sunday.

Deserted road amid coronavirus lockdown in Srinagar on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Kl Image By Bilal Bahadur

The markets across all districts of Kashmir valley remained closed and roads also remained blocked with concertina wires and manned by the police. Most mosques and shrines were shut to avoid large gatherings for congregational prayers on Shab-e-Baraat.

The lockdown began on Thursday, March 19, a day after the first case tested positive in Srinagar. Only the people associated with essential services were allowed to move after checking their identity cards. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced national lockdown from midnight on March 24 for 21 days.

Educational institutions across Kashmir have already been closed, while all public places including gymnasiums, parks, clubs and restaurants have been shut down.

As of now, J&K has reported 224 cases, of which 214 are Active Positive, six have recovered and four have died.

Furthermore, till date 48202 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 7729 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 422 in Hospital Quarantine, 214 in hospital isolation and 28912 under home surveillance. Besides, 10921 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

The Bulletin further said that 2982 samples have tested as negative till April 11, 2020.

Providing district wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 58 positive cases wherein 56 are Active Positive, 01 have recovered and 01 have died, Bandipora 41 positive cases with 38 Active Positive, 02 have recovered and  01 died, Baramulla 33 positive cases with 32 Active Positive, 0 recovered and 01 died, Budgam 11 positive cases all of whom are Active Positive, Pulwama 03 positive cases-all Active Positive, Shopian and Kupwara with 14 and 15 positive cases respectively and all are Active Positive, and Ganderbal and Kulgam with 02 and 03 positive cases respectively all of whom are Active Positive.

Similarly, Jammu has 19 positive cases of whom 17 are Active Positive and 02 have recovered, Udhampur 18 positive cases of which 17 are Active Positive, 0 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri and Kishtwar have 03 and 01 positive cases respectively wherein all the three in Rajouri are Active Positive and the single positive case has recovered fully in Kishtwar district. Further, there are 03 positive cases in Samba whom all are Active Positive.

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