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Selected essential services to be allowed on Eid-ul-Fitr: DC Srinagar

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Directs ‘doorstep’ delivery of ration, bakery to avoid gatherings

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Assad Saturday said that home delivery of selected essential services including ration and bakery will be provided to the people on upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr in view of steep rise in COVID-19 cases here.

DC Srinagar said Taluk Supply Officers (TSOs) have been instructed to prepare a Mohalla-wise schedule for the distribution of ration while vehicle passes have been provided to the bakers for supplying bakery to the people at their doorstep.

“COVID-19 SOPs are in place as of now; hence selected essential services are being ensured on upcoming festival, especially home delivery of bakery. Bakers were provided vehicle passes so that bakery is available to the people at their doorstep. Delivery of ration will also be ensured with strict adherence to SOPs,” DC Srinagar told reporters here.

It may be in place to mention that Valley continues to remain under the ongoing “corona-curfew” imposed across the Union Territory with aim to break COVID-19 chain.

DC also said that COVID kits are being provided to the positive patients in Srinagar while bed capacity is being increased at SKIMIS Soura and SMHS hospitals. He also said oxygen facilities will be provided in COVID centers as per the orders of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.

Describing COVID-19 virus as dumb, deaf and blind, Assad said the virus does not recognize its target by face, caste, creed or gender but attacks everyone whosoever violates laid down SOPs.

“At least we are aware of the dos and don’ts for containing COVID-19 infections as we have been facing this for the past one year and are well aware of SOPs; but if we still act as ignorant then I think we haven’t learned any lessons yet,” said Aijaz Assad.

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