Srinagar: Amid spurt in number of COVID-19 cases, district administration Srinagar on Tuesday ordered imposition of Section 144 CrPC, banning the assembly of five or more persons, in the summer capital with immediate effect.
“In view of massive spurt in positive cases in District Srinagar & after due deliberations, Section 144 CrPc is imposed hereby within the Municipal limits of the district to contain further spread of the epidemic,” said Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, in a tweet. “Assembly of five or more persons is banned with immediate effect,” he added.
Srinagar reported 1144 fresh covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per the Health department Data. With these fresh cases, including 27 travelers, the total number of cases mounted to 40538 in the summer capital.
Former Chief Minister of J&K and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said that all the precautions that can be done need to be taken to check the spread of the virus.
“1144 cases in Srinagar District alone. That’s a third of all the cases in J&K. The health system is already strained & we need to help by taking all the precautions we can to check the spread of this virus,” Omar tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Tuesday various Covid Care Isolation Centers established in Srinagar to oversee the arrangements put in place for Covid-19 patients to be kept there for isolation to prevent spread of infection.
During his visit, the Deputy Commissioner was informed that a total of seven Covid Care Centers have been established at Kashmir University Zakura Campus, Hyderpora, NIT Srinagar, Indoor Stadium Srinagar, Marriage Hall Sanatnagar, Haj House Bemina and IMPA Hostel MA Road and around 1300 beds have been made available in these Centers.
He was apprised that around 1300 additional beds have been set up at Covid Care Isolation Centers in Srinagar to meet out any emergent situation. While giving details the DC was informed that 325 beds have been set up at Kashmir University Zakura Campus, 300 beds at Hyderpora and 295 at NIT Srinagar. Similarly, 120 beds have been kept available at Indoor Stadium Srinagar and 100 beds at Marriage Hall Sanatnagar while 125 beds have been kept ready at Haj House Bemina and 80 at IMPA Hostel MA Road. Besides bedding, Covid-19 kits and other necessary items have been kept available with each bed. (GNS)