SRINAGAR — After reporting scores of COVID-19 positive cases from past 3 days, authorities have declared 5 localities of Srinagar city as Containment Zones.
Authorities said that, Mehjoor Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Pirbagh Hyderpora, Boatman Colony Bemina and Parimpora have reported dozens of COVID-19 cases thus developing into clusters.
“Whereas we apprehend that the COVID-19 positive patients in these said clusters might have come in contact with many other persons in these areas and there are chances of further transmission of the deadly virus in these localities and its surroundings, and whereas in order to break further transmission of Covid-19 in these areas and surroundings, it is felt expedient to take stringent measures by restricting movement of people and other activities in and around its surroundings,” authorities said.
These areas shall be ‘containment zones’.
“There shall be no inward or outward movement of any person from and to these said areas.”
The concerned departments have been directed to ensure the availability of all basic requirements including food grains, LPG medicines etc in these areas.
“CMO Srinagar should activate the Rapid Response Teams (RRTS) immediately for survey and surveillance in these areas besides line listing and contact tracing while the Commissioner SMC shall depute teams immediately to sanitize the Containment zone and the exercise shall be repeated as per SOP.” (KNT)