Chattabal declared as containment zone, Guzhama village Red Zone

Srinagar: After first positive COVID-19 case was reported from village Guzhama, tehsil Wakura in the district Ganderbal, District Magistrate (DM), Shafqat Iqbal appealed people of the district to cooperate with the district administration and to adhere to restriction orders to stem the community spread of infection.
The DM declared Guzhama village as Red Zone and its surrounding villages including Batpora and Khanpora as Buffer Zones.
He ordered the concerned to ensure strict imposition of restrictions in the areas which have been declared red and buffer zones in the district.
Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, he said that there will be no inward and outward movement of any person from the village declared Red zone.
Meanwhile, the DM accompanied by SSP Ganderbal and ADM visited Guzhama village to monitor the situation and review the implementation of prohibitory orders in the area.
He directed the nominated Administrator of Red and Buffer Zones to ensure supply of essential commodities including food grains, LPG, Medicines and other items as per laid down protocols in the villages in close coordination with line departments. Tehsildar, Wakura, BDO and SHO were directed to ensure the implementation of the directions in letter and spirit.
On the occasion, DM interacted with the Sarpanch and Lumberdar of the area and sought their cooperation by way of urging the people of the locality to adhere to the restriction orders for the greater good and safety of the community.
Meanwhile, DM urged all those having travel history of Coronavirus affected countries and who have come in contact with the COVID-19 positive case to immediately contact the established control room, to avert any eventuality.
Meanwhile all entries and exits leading into and out of Chattabal area of Srinagar were Monday sealed.
The sealing of the area comes in the wake of its declaration as containment zone after several cases of COVID-19 affected persons were reported there from.
District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who issued an order in this regard Monday said the sealing of the area is aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus infection out of this area having reported several positive cases.
He said it is also aimed at enabling smooth conduct of the survey in the area being a declared containment zone as ordered by the government.
It is notable that the proposed survey is aimed at determining whether the infection has spread in the area and whether there is a need for isolating any of its residents.
Dr Shahid said a plan has been formulated for ensuring smooth supplies of essential commodities and services in the area adding that the same will be done under supervision to ensure strict adherence to the sealing order. He said medical teams will also move in the area under strict supervision.
Meanwhile soon after the order was issued the district police made announcements about it and instructions given there under in the area in order to make the residents aware about it to ensure strict adherence.