Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad urged the general public of Srinagar district to ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 SOPs ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha festival.
The DC said though the situation with regard to Covid-19 is improving day by day, wearing Masks, maintaining Physical/Social distancing, hand hygiene and avoiding mass gatherings are imperative to protect/safeguard our family and fellow citizens from infection of deadly pandemic.
The DC said this while briefing the Media about the present situation of the Covid-19 in Srinagar district here today.
The DC said that pace of ongoing Vaccination drive has been intensified and till date above 5 lakh vaccine doses have been administered which is the highest number of Covid-19 vaccines inoculated in Kashmir Division.
He informed that about 90 percent of the population under the age group of 45- 60 have been administered anti Covid-19 vaccine shots and left out persons will be administered vaccine doses in coming days to achieve the 100 percent target.
He also added that presently we have about 450 active positive cases in the district so we have to strictly adhere to Covid safety precautions to tackle the emergence of 3rd wave of Covid-19 as predicted by Health Experts.
The DC appealed to the people of Srinagar to adhere to all guidelines and follow Covid-19 Appropriate Behavior to ensure safety of themselves, family and fellow citizens. He also urged the left out population to inoculate anti Covid-19 vaccine at the earliest to get protected against infection of Covid-19.
Regarding Eid rush amid the pandemic, the DC said that there is a need to understand that virus does not go for holidays, presuming it and doing away with the Covid guidelines will prove harmful.
Whenever we take the virus lightly, we get trapped, it was observed that after the first wave, people presumed that the virus was over, but suddenly an explosion took place across the globe, the DC said adding that as experts are predicting a third Covid wave, the SOPs have to be followed in spirit as the virus is in working mode 24*7, so we need to be more cautious.
The DC said self-enforcement is the biggest thing and everywhere across the Globe the people at Holy places have been following Covid appropriate behavior and similarly, we also need to follow the suit here, he added.
The DC said Covid Appropriate behavior is must every day and Nobody will afford any violation in Covid Appropriate Behavior whether on festivals or on normal days
63 new COVID-19 cases in J&K, one death in Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Friday reported 63 new COVID-19 cases while one death was also reported in Kashmir division in the last 24 hours.
Of the fresh cases, 30 were reported in Kashmir and 33 in Jammu as per data thus taking the overall infection tally to 3,20,403 while the death toll has reached 4,374.
A total of 3,14, 620 have already recovered from the disease including the 166 recoveries in the last 24 hours alone.
Presently, there are a total of 1,409 active virus cases in J&K- 845 in Kashmir and 564 in Jammu.
Three dead in scooty-car collision
Three persons were killed on Friday after the two—wheeler they were riding was hit by a car at Panzinara area on Srinagar outskirts.
Report said that the trio travelling on a scooty was hit by the car bearing registration number JK05E—1226, resulting into their on spot death.
The deceased were identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar, son of Sonaullah Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, son of Ghulam Muhammad Malik and Shahid Fayaz, son of Fayaz Ahmad Dar—all residents of Panzinara.
An official said a police team from Parimpora Police Station has rushed to the spot.
Two LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were eliminated in an encounter at Warpora village in Sopore, Baramulla on Friday.
Two terrorists have been killed in the encounter so far. Police have seized incriminating materials including arms and ammunition, the Kashmir Zone Police said.
“Both the terrorists who were killed in the encounter belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told ANI.
He said that one of them identified as Fayaz War was involved in several attacks and killings of civilians and security personnel.
He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir, added IGP Kashmir.
According to police, a top terrorist commander along with an associate was trapped in a house in Warpora village where the police and security forces were engaged in the encounter.
The operation was launched on Thursday evening on specific police input at Warpora in Sopore.
The search operation is underway, police said.
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