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Corona Curfew in Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Budgam extended till 7 am on Monday

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LG emphasizes on ensuring triaging of patients; strict hospital referral policy, supply of essential commodities to the public

Samba also to be under Corona curfew from 7 pm on Wednesday

Jammu: in the face of growing COVID cases, the positivity rate and the cases per million, the authorities on Tuesday decided to extend the “Corona curfew” in the four districts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu, till 7 am on Monday, May 10, 2021.

The “Corona curfew” in the four districts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu which is in force till 7 am on Thursday, 6th May 2021, will stand extended till 7 am on Monday, 10th May 2021, an official press release informed today.

It said Samba district will also be under “Corona curfew” from 7 pm on Wednesday, May 05, 2021, till 7 am on Monday, May 10, 2021.

The “Corona curfew” at night shall continue in all Municipal/Urban Local Body limits of all the districts of the UT, including the Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam, Jammu and Samba districts. Night curfew and other restrictions when curfew is not there will continue as before, the press release informed.

It said these decisions were taken after a detailed assessment of the overall Covid scenario across the Union Territory during a high level meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan.

Today’s meeting was part of the regular monitoring and assessment of Covid situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

While taking a brief review of the evolving Covid situation in J&K, the LG took stock of the district-wise logistics, trend of daily cases, Covid testing capacities, recovery rate and active cases in the UT.

He also reviewed the status of oxygen generation and supply against the required demand, bed occupancy in hospitals, status of vaccination drive under different age groups, containment activity in both the divisions along with district-wise Covid-19 cases.

The LG directed to increase Covid dedicated beds with oxygen cylinders support in peripheral hospitals, and emphasized on ensuring effective triaging of the patients reaching hospitals, and further directed for strict implementation of hospital referral policy, besides proper patient management through dedicated call centres and helpline numbers.

The LG also took stock of the availability of ration, vegetables and supply of essential commodities to the public during Corona Curfew to which Divisional Commissioner Jammu apprised him that vegetable Mandis are opening in early hours of the day under proper corona containment measures, the press release said.

Pertinently, Crisis Management Group was already constituted to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and take preventive, control and mitigating measures.

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