Crescent Kashmir


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Srinagar city is again under lockdown to arrest the growing trend of coronavirus positive cases. In this direction Strict lockdown restrictions were re-imposed in most parts of Kashmir, including in the city here, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in the valley.

Strict restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar and other parts of the valley and no movement of people, except for essential services and medical emergencies, is being allowed.

Authorities had to seal most of the roads and market places, including the business hub of Lal Chowk, administration has sought the cooperation of the public to make the lockdown a success.

In Srinagar, the district administration has identified 88 containment zones across the city and strict restrictions on public movement and activities were imposed after a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases.

According to recent media reports the administration had drawn maps of each of these containment zones and they had been sealed as per these maps with only one entry/exit point kept open.

The government cannot go beyond these measures to re-impose restrictions and now the ball is in the court of common people who have to adhere to the SOP’s already communicated to them.

Social distancing is a must and so is the wearing of masks according to the latest WHO guidelines. It is the duty of people to stay indoors and to come out only in case of emergencies or any essential services.

People should take it as a non-serious issue as we have lost an infant to covid-19 in Srinagar. The cases of coronavirus positive are growing and so are the challenges both for administration and the common people in Kashmir.

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