Coronavirus: Strict restrictions continue in Kashmir


Curfew-like restrictions continued for the 29th consecutive day on movement and assembly of people to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Kashmir on Thursday.

The markets across all districts of Kashmir valley remained closed and roads also remained blocked with concertina wires and manned by the police.

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 extended the lockdown till May 3.

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 300 cases, of which 260 are Active Positive, 36 have recovered and 04 have died.

Furthermore, till date 56595 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 7784 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 270 in Hospital Quarantine, 260 in hospital isolation and 30228 under home surveillance. Besides, 18049 persons have completed their surveillance period of 28 days.

Moreover, 06 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged today 04 from SKIMS, Soura and 02 from DH Pulwama.

The Bulletin further said that 4871 samples have tested as negative till April 15, 2020.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 76 positive cases wherein 64 are Active Positive, 11 recovered and 01 has died, Bandipora 56 positive cases with 45 Active Positive, 10 recovered and  01 died, Baramulla 42 positive cases with 41 Active Positive, and 01 died; Kupwara has 25 positive cases and all are active cases; Shopian has 14 positive cases out of which 12 are active positive, 02 recovered; Ganderbal has 13 positive cases which are all active cases, Budgam 11 positive cases of which 08 are Active Positive and  03 recovered cases; Kulgam has 05 cases which are all active positive; Pulwama 03 positive cases where 02 are Active Positive and 01 recovered and Anantnag district has 01 Positive case which is active positive.

Similarly, Jammu has 26 positive cases of whom 23 are Active Positive and 03 have recovered, Udhampur 20 positive cases of which 15 are Active Positive, 04 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive,01 recovered; Samba district has 04 positive cases which are all active positive. Meanwhile, Kisthwar has only 01 positive case which has recovered.


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