Srinagar: In view of recent surge in Covid-19 cases in other parts of the country and post phase wise unlocking, the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Monday appealed people to follow all SOPs in letter and spirit and get vaccinated to contain its spread in Kashmir.
The Div Com said that as the virus is still spreading around the need of an hour is that people maintain proper Covid Appropriate Behaviour so that there is no compulsion for imposing lockdown again.
He said unlocking has helped all business establishments across Kashmir division especially for shop vendors, mohalla shopkeepers, small eatable vendors whose livelihood had suffered tremendously during the lockdown periods of both 1st and 2nd wave of pandemic to carry on with their normal business.
He also advised the people who are going out for their routine work to bring behavioural change among themselves by wearing facemasks every time, practice hand washing. He said when people are at their workplaces or at any gathering, they should maintain a physical distance of six feet’s all the time, avoid handshaking/ hugging between colleagues/ friends/ relatives as it is one of the important routes of contracting Covid-19 infection.
At the same time, the Div Com also appealed to the eligible target population especially 18 – 44years age group to get themselves registered and vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus as soon as possible so that it will further help us to break the chain of transmission in the community as well as give us a chance towards attaining herd immunity in near future as science is evolving around this model also.
He said People who are yet to get vaccinated are advised to remain indoors till they get themselves vaccinated so that their family as well as their community can remain safe during the unlocking period as they may become the source for super spreaders in their areas.
He also advised people to make full use of 24 x 7 helpline numbers of Divisional Covid-19 Control Room Kashmir (DCCRK) 0194-2440283/ 2430581/ 2452052/ 2455384 for any medical emergency due to Covid-19 infection as well as mental health related issues.
Lastly, the Div Com advised the general public to follow the directions and advisories of their District Commissioner in letter and spirit, so that we are able to come out of this phase of darkness to see the rise of a new dawn in the coming months ahead.