78 percent decline in cases, 3700 active cases in Sgr, 7 lakh tests conducted since pandemic outbreak’
Srinagar, Jun 04 : District Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad on Friday said that the Covid-19 positivity rate has lowered down from peak 33 percent to 6.5 percent here and 78 percent decline has been seen in the cases.
“There are almost 3700 active cases in Srinagar and seven lakh tests have been conducted here since the outbreak of pandemic, both RTCPR and RAT” he said.
DC Asad said that vaccination drives of age group 18-45 and above 45 are being carried out rapidly to curb the spread of the Virus. The containment measures that have been taken from the last four weeks to stop the virus transmission like Corona Curfew, notification of containment zones, vaccination, enforcement of Covid-19 protocol, the positivity rate has visibly come down.
“We need to be more cautious as there are still 3700 positive active cases in Srinagar. Strict adherence to SOPs is mandatory as the partial lockdown is the minimal unlock and people should not be in the wrong notion that unlocks means people can freely move out,” he said.
DC requests the people to come out only in emergency situations and not to violate the Covid-19 SOPs and people should extend their cooperation to make Srinagar to enter into the Green zone from Orange zone, which is possible when appropriate Covid discipline is adopted.
“Covid-19 discipline must be adopted in public space, offices and in homes as well in neighbourhoods, then only we can get out from wave-II of the pandemic,” he said.
DC also said that people are not happy that markets shall remain open only once a week, however this is better than exposing people to high risk.
“When people are alive and safe then only they can earn a livelihood. We are ensuring the safety of the people,” Asad said—(KNO)