Coronavirus scare: Srinagar turns ghost city

Coronavirus scare: Srinagar turns ghost city

Srinagar, March 17: Amid coronavirus scare, Srinagar city on Tuesday turned into a ghost city with empty walkways, streets, and very little transport and other business establishments.There is growing scare after several cases were detected positive in Jammu and Ladakh.In Kashmir, government Tuesday also ordered closure of restaurants.
Amid fear of coronavirus in the capital city, Srinagar on Tuesday wore a deserted look with less number of people were seen standing in the busiest markets of Srinagar.
Reports said all the main routes in the capital city were devoid of traffic, with very less number of vehicles were seen plying on Tuesday people wearing masks were seen almost at every place in the city.Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattoo last week ordered the closure of the Sunday market as a precautionary measure because of COVID-19.In view of the COVID-19 threat, the government had ordered the closure of all educational institution including colleges, universities across Jammu’ and Kashmir, besides control rooms and surveillance teams have been constituted in all the districts of Union Territory besides two coronavirus lab testing facilities had already been made functional in SKIMS, Srinagar and GMC Jammu.Govt also had urged citizens especially those with travel history to affected countries such as China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, etc to self-declare immediately and to report to the nearest government health facility If any symptoms are found. (KINS).