SRINAGAR: Following a sharp rise in covid-19 incidents, the district administration Srinagar declared five more areas of Srinagar city as “micro-containment zones” on Monday evening.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mr. Asad Aijaz took to twitter on Monday evening informing that five more localities of Srinagar have been declared as containment zones. These localities as per KNT are Batamaloo, Nishat, Baghaat, Noorbagh and Aloochibagh.
— Aijaz Asad (@AsadamAijaz) April 26, 2021
Earlier, Khanyar, Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal, Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT, and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo were designated as Covid-19 containment zones in order to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The number of covid-19 positive cases in Kashmir valley has risen tenfold in the last three weeks, suggesting a concerning trend. On Monday, 2135 new positive cases of the novel Corona virus (COVID-19) were identified, with 791 from the Jammu division and 1344 from the Kashmir division, bringing the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 162890. (KNT)