SRINAGAR: Thursday witnessed 24 new patients testing positive for the Covid-19. Of the new patients, 21 confirmed at SKIMS Soura and three at Chest Disease Hospital labs. As the new cases continued to pour in, the authorities identify the new spots as the red zone. Now, Kashmir alone has around 64 red zones in which there is no permission for moving out on getting in unless permitted by authorities in dire requirements.
Anantnag is the last of the 10 Kashmir districts that joined the ‘league’ of red zones. Now all the districts have red zones. Kulgam entered the red zones on Wednesday.
Families and close contacts of the Covid-19 positive cases usually are moved to the quarantine centres. The entire area, however, remains under tight guard as the red zone. Areas surrounding the red zones are called buffer zones.
There are 12 red zones in the Ganderbal and Bandipora districts including the villages of Waskura, SK Bala, Parray Mohalla Hajin, Batagund Hajin and Chandergeer Hajin, Kunon, Gundikesar, Gundi Dachina, Madwan, Hakbara, Pethkot, Gund Jehangeer and Naidkhai.
In Shopian three zones were declared as red including Sedow, Ramnagri, Sindo Sharmal and Bemnipora.
Budgam has now four red zones including Wathoora, Kandajan, Charar-e-Shareef and Soibugh.
Baramulla also has three red zones including Sulinda, Tangmarg and Uri.
Pulwama has seven red zones: Khaigam, Rajpora, Sangerwani, Abhama, Gudoora, Pinglena, Chandgam and Parigam.
Kupwara has two red zone including the localities of ITI Handwara and Baghbela.
The capital Srinagar city has 14 red zones including Ahmad Nagar, Lal Bazar, Hawal, Nishat, Khayam, Iddgah, Goripora, Chattabal, Hyderpora, Bemina, Jawahar Nagar, Natipora, Lasjan and Nowshera.
On Thursday, Kashmir’s Life Bilal Bahadur visited a red zone to record what happens around. He found the health workers moving from door to door to list the families and check if they have any issues related to health. They also advise the inhabitants to respect the restrictions because it is for their benefit.
Watch a brief video that Bilal recorded.