No social gathering without permission, next few days crucial in J&K: LG Sinha

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that no social gathering and community programme will be allowed without prior permission as next few days are crucial in terms of making further improvements in all indicators of the Covid containment measures.
Lauding the Front Line Workers (FLWs), citizens and entire team of Jammu and Kashmir administration for working hard to save the lives and secure, Sinha said positivity rate of COVID-19 cases is down to 2.2 per cent.
In order to review the effectiveness of containment measures, Sinha chaired a series of high-level meetings, wherein members of Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners (DCs), Superintendent of Police (SPs), and other senior officials participated here at Civil Secretariat during the day on Friday, an official press release issued last night.
Ensure no social gatherings, marriages, and community programmes, takes place without prior permissions. Constitute Joint teams of Police, District Administration and Health department for Special enforcement drives and spreading continuous awareness through announcements regarding adherence of Covid appropriate behaviour, besides conducting door-to-door vaccination and involving community elders to complement the Administration’s efforts, the Lt Governor directed the DCs.
Emphasizing upon conducting the vaccination drive on mission mode, the Lt Governor fixed June 30, 2021 as a deadline for the 100 per cent saturation of the first dose of vaccination for 45 and above age group. He further directed the officials to ensure that 30 per cent of the targeted population falling under 18-44 age group is inoculated with the first dose by July 15th, 2021.
While taking a district-wise appraisal of the Covid situation, the Lt Governor suggested a host of measures to Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, SPs, Health Department needed to be implemented to bring down the positivity rate across the UT.
Taking note of the decrease in positivity rate being registered in most of the districts, the Lt Governor observed that the collaborative efforts from all the stakeholders, coupled with comprehensive surveillance of COVID-19, decentralization of healthcare system, accelerated vaccination drive, rigorous testing for early case detection, prompt contact tracing, effective Covid Clinical Management and continuous augmentation of healthcare infrastructure, human resources and the committed efforts of our Doctors, Paramedics, and other corona warriors have yielded favourable results in controlling the spread of corona virus in the UT.