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Despite lockdown, Srinagar records over 9000 cases in 9 days

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Srinagar: With lockdown in place for over a week now, there has been no let-up in the positive cases in the summer capital Srinagar, which has recorded over 9000 cases in the past nine days, official figures reveal.

The surge in the positive cases comes despite lockdown in the district. “Pertinently, the government has imposed “corona curfew” in the district since April 29 evening in order to prevent the virus from spreading.

However, in the last nine days, the district has recorded 9708 positive cases.

As per the data available, the district recorded 932 positive cases on April 30 and 1084 cases on May 01.

On May 02, the district recorded 1126 cases while on May 03, it recorded 1136 positive cases. The figure kept increasing thereafter as the district recorded 1311 positive cases on May 04 and on May 05, a total of 1125 COVID cases were reported from Srinagar while on May 06 and 07, the district recorded 1070 and 1071 cases receptively.

On May 08, the daily positive cases somehow reduced as compared to the previous days as 853 cases were detected across the district.

Local news agency KNO quoted Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Srinagar, Syed Muhammad Hanief Balkhi as saying that the lockdown has helped the administration in curbing the number of daily positive cases to a large extent.

“The precautionary measures being taken by the people have helped in curbing the number of cases. The cases have reduced today and we hope that it will go down further as well,” he said, adding that people have been following the “corona curfew” orders and this has helped in reducing the cases.

However, he said that it has not been decided yet whether the restrictions would continue or not. “The announcement will be made soon,” he said. (With inputs from KNO)

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