Size of micro-containment, containment zones swells in Kashmir

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173 areas containment zones in Valley, Sgr tops list with 13 CZs, 47 MCZs

Srinagar: In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, over 170 localities and areas in Kashmir have been declared as Micro Containment Zones and Containment Zones.

According to the available data, a total of 173 areas have been notified as the micro containment (MCZs) and containments zones (CZs) in the 10 districts of Kashmir region.

Most of the MCZs and CZs are in Srinagar with officials informing that 13 areas in the summer capital have been notified as CZs while 47 have been declared as MCZs.

The data reveals that a total of 28 areas have been declared MCZs and CZs in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district while Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam have three, four and eight areas respectively notified as MCZs and CZs.

In the central Kashmir’s Ganderbal and Budgam districts, a total of 33 areas and localities have been notified as MCZs and CZs. The official data revealed that 17 areas in Budgam have been declared as MCZz and CZs while in Ganderbal eight areas each have been notified as MCZs and CZs.

In northern districts, a total of 39 districts have been declared as MCZs and CZs with data collected revealing that 12 areas have been declared as MCZs and CZs in Kupwara district while seven and 20 areas have been notified as MCZs and CZs in Bandipora and Baramulla districts respectively.

Pertinently, like elsewhere in India, Jammu and Kashmir too has been recording a spike in the number of positive cases.

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