Covid-19: Restrictions to be re-imposed in most areas in Srinagar from Monday

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Srinagar: Restrictions would be re-imposed in most areas in the summer capital, Srinagar, from Monday in view of unabated rise in the COVID-19 cases and deaths, official sources said.
The death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 175 in Jammu and Kashmir with six more people dying due to the infection in the Union Territory. As many as 139 people have lost their lives due to infection in 38 days, and 159 people in 52 day in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed 10,000-mark.
Confirming the development, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said in view of major spike in Covid-19 case, the administration has carve out containment zones for effective restrictions in different areas of Srinagar.
Choudhary further said local cooperation is solicited in best interest of public health.
Sources said the lockdown will be re-imposed in 68 areas of Srinagar from Monday. “Relaxations will be given area-wise after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in these areas,” they said.
They said the areas were restrictions would be re-imposed include Ahmed Nagar, Lal Bazar, Badamwari, Hawal, Nowshehra, Illahi Bagh, Dulara Bagh, Ghulab Bagh, Khimber, Sheri Bhat Zadibal, Soura, Alamgari Bazar, Kathi Darwaza, Buchpora, Harwan, Zabarwan Colony, Khayam, Munawarabad, Khanyar, Rainawari Jogilankar, Saida Kadal, Barbar Shah, Bishembar Nagar, Nehru Park, Khankah, Naid Kadal, Bohri Kadal, Kalshpora, Aali Kadal, Dalal Mohalla, Eidgah, S R Gunj, Goripora, Nawakadal, Kawdara, Watal Kadal, Habba Kadal, Baghwanpora Lal Bazar, Fateh Kadal, Nawa Bazar, Zoonimar Saidapora Achan, Kak Sarai, Safa Kadal and Nowhatta.
“Nowpora, Rajouri Kadal, Chattabal, Balgarden, Sanant Nagar, Tulsi Bagh, Indira Nagar, Hyderpora, Galwanpora, Bhagat, Bagh-e-Mehtab, Mehjoor Nagar, Padshahi Bagh, Parimpora, MIG Colony, Iqbalabad Bemina, Boys hostel Bemina, Hamzah Colony, Hamdania Colony Bemina, Wazir Bagh, Jawahar Nagar, Chanapora, Rambagh, Natipora, Barzulla, Soiteng, Khanmoh, Nowgam, Naik Bagh, HMT, Mujgund, Lawaypora, Narbal, Qamarwari, Rajbagh, Maisuma, Batamaloo, Alochi Bagh, Mandir Bagh, Pantha Chowk, Batwara, Rawwalpora, Humhama, Zaffron Colony, Zero bridge, Sonwar, Sarai Bala, Takanwari, Naseem Bagh, Hazratbal, Zakura, Balhama, Taibal and Dalgate also include in the areas where restrictions have been re-imposed,” they added.
They said no one will be allowed to move in or out without a movement pass from the red zone areas.
The restrictions were eased in Srinagar in the second week of June, following J&K administration allowing certain activities, including reopening of malls, barber shops, hotels and restaurants with new guidelines in the Union Territory.
Meanwhile, parks and gardens were re-opened earlier this week after remaining closed for about four months.
Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) has linked ignoring recommended precautions by people with surge in new cases and deaths due to the novel Coronavirus. “Lockdown is the only tool to tackle the worrying situation we are in. Returning to a situation where we will have no control is far worse than a week or two of social measures,” DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said on Sunday.