In the surge of Covid-19, new guidelines for the areas of Rajouri and Poonch have been introduced by the Administration.
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As per an order issued after deliberations with the representatives of Market Associations, District Magistrate, Poonch, in exercise of powers vested in me u/s 34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and section 144 of CrPC do, ordered that the shops/establishments shall be allowed to open/operate within the Municipal Limits/Urban Local Body Limits of District Poonch as per the notified schedule.
The Chemist Shops/Testing Labs and Health Clinics/ all medical and optical facilities, besides Milk Shops, Vegetable & Fruit Shops, Bakeries, Eateries and Chicken/Mutton Shops/Street Vendors shall operate daily, while Stationery shops, book shops, Photostat shops
Mobile and electronic shops; Fans/Coolers (Electrical) shops; Hardware and sanitary goods; Cement/building material shops Automobile showrooms and service stations will open on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Similarly, Cloth shops, Readymade garments and shoes shops, Manyari/cosmetics shops, Crockery & utensils shops, Karyana and Grocery shops, Jewellers shops, Gift shops, Shops selling multiple items falling in more than one category will open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 18 Barbers and Saloons will open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Any shop/establishment not mentioned above shall operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
However, these shops/establishments on their days of opening shall be allowed to operate with the conditions that SOPs related to COVID-19 including maintaining social distance, wearing of face masks and placing of sanitizers at the entrance shall be strictly followed.
This order shall come into force with immediate effect on 21st of April 2021 and shall remain in force till further order.
Meanwhile, in another order issued by the DM, “Public transport (metadoors/buses/mini-buses etc) in the District shall be permitted to ply only at 50% of its authorized seating capacity. The Sr. Superintendent of Police, Poonch shall ensure compliance to this effect, In case of violations, a fine of Rs.200/- per person above the ceiling shall be imposed.”
Similarly, “The ceiling on the number of people permitted to attend gatherings/ functions shall be 20 in case of funerals; 50 for all kinds of gatherings in indoor venues and 100 for all kinds of gatherings at outdoor venues. In case of violations, a fine of Rs.2000/- with additional Rs.100/- per person above ceiling shall be imposed, the order stated.
COVID19 SOPs: Markets to open on odd even basis in Rajouri
Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the district, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh Kumar Shavan today met with representatives of market associations and held a threadbare discussion in connection with the regulation of markets in the district.
Detailed discussion was held in the meeting in connection with the strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols at the market places, staggering or reduction in the operational timings of the markets and other issues.
The District administration and traders associations agreed to open 50 per cent shops in markets on one day and the rest the second day by adopting the odd-even strategy.
The district administration has also allowed the 50 per cent shops to remain open within municipal limits from morning 08 AM till 08 PM six days a week, while the markets will be closed on Sunday.
However, the shops selling essential items like chicken, mutton, dairy, fruit and vegetables, medicines, bakeries shall remain open on all days from 07 AM to 07 PM.
The night curfew has also been imposed within the municipal limits of the district from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM with the relaxation to be given for morning and Travi prayers. There would be no restrictions on emergency services.
“Anyone found not wearing a mask in the market will be fined. All shopkeepers have been asked to keep spare masks and hand sanitisers,” the Deputy Commissioner informed.
“Persons with 45 yrs and above age have to keep COVID-19 negative report and Vaccination certificate before entering the market places,” the Deputy Commissioner said.
The Deputy Commissioner said market associations can play an important role in the fight against COVID-19.
The Deputy Commissioner also sought their cooperation to ensure appropriate COVID behaviour at market places.
He also informed that initially, these restrictions shall be applicable in urban areas falling under the jurisdiction of municipal council and committees in the district.
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After continuous efforts of JK Media to reach out to PMO about the ventilators condition in Jammu region, Dr. Jitendra Singh called for a high level meeting on a short notice. As per reports, he issued an order of daily bulletin on Covid situations and ventilators in Jammu.
“Called for Audit of Ventilators and Oxygen, regular issue of bulletin updating about the status of COVID management and keeping the public representatives informed about what is being done.” Dr. Jitendra Singh’s Facebook post read
“Engage services of UG/PG Medical students, Nursing students and Retd. Doctors/Paramedics and ask GMC doctors to surrender their rooms/chambers in Chopra Nursing Home so that the same could be used as Covid chambers.” it added
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Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
COVID: Jammu and Kashmir reports 4,509 new COVID cases and 65 deaths
COVID: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 4,509 new COVID cases, taking the tally in UT to 2,29,407, while 65 COVID deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours pushing the death toll to 2,912 in the Union Territory, officials said.
Out of the fresh COVID cases, 1,759 were reported from Jammu division and 2,750 cases were from the Kashmir division, they said.
The number of active COVID cases has reached 51,542 in the Union Territory, while 1,74,953 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
The death toll due to the COVID reached 2,912 as 65 fresh fatalities – 46 in the Jammu region while 19 in the Kashmir valley were reported in the past 24 hours.
The officials said that Srinagar district recorded the highest number of COVID cases that is 863 cases, followed by 621 in Jammu district and 377 in Baramulla district.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 145 people and lodged 92 FIRs for violating COVID guidelines and realising fine to the tune of Rs 1,09,200 from 678 people for violating the COVID guidelines in the Kashmir valley, a spokesman said.
This man sold his Rs. 22 lakh car to help COVID patients breathe.
Today everyone is doing their best to help each other in this time of crisis, there are some Real Heroes who are going beyond the expectations and out of the way to serve the nation.
Not only this, but this Covid hero has so far helped over 4,000 people with oxygen supplies and managed to procure as many as 160 oxygen cylinders for the needy since last year and the internet is going crazy for his spectacular work.
He is Shahnawaz Sheikh, a resident of Malad in Mumbai. This young man sold his prized Ford Endeavour SUV worth Rs 22 lakh last year to buy oxygen cylinders for the people in his locality, who were crippled by the oxygen crisis.
Heroes like Shahnawaz Sheikh are the need of the hour where the country is badly facing shortage of oxygen cylinders, beds, ICUs, Ventilators, Medicines and other necessities.
Now, he has also set up a control room and a team who are working day and night in order to coordinate and communicate effectively over phone call with those in need of help.
They are currently receiving 500 -600 phone calls every day, which were earlier just 50. Though it is a matter of concern that the cases, deaths and demand for supplies have increased manifolds.
Shahnawaz and his team explain the procedure to help people with the oxygen cylinders and after usage, the empty ones are sent back to them.
The second wave of coronavirus has caused a grim situation in every corner of the country.
He is now popularly known as the Oxygen Man in his locality and he has been working tirelessly to help make the supply of oxygen available to patients through just a phone call.
The 31-year-old’s resolve to help the helpless during times of such unprecedented crisis was strengthened after his friend’s wife passed away last year due to lack of oxygen in an auto-rickshaw.
This prompted Shahnawaz to sell his prized Rs 22 lakh Ford Endeavour to raise money to buy oxygen cylinders. He was able to procure 160 of them and started working to help people.
Shahnawaz Sheikh is one of the many such coronavirus warriors who have been fighting and uniting the society during the pandemic and trying to provide the life-breathing supply to people.
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