Bandipora: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmad on Tuesday called for strict adherence to the Covid-19 SOPs amid relaxation in covid lock down.
In a weekly briefing to the Media regarding the Management of COVID-19 in the district, Dr Owais said ease in restrictions should not be taken as victory over virus as fight against the pandemic is still going on and there is no room for any sort of laxity. He said the infection is still there and we need to be extra cautious now to avoid getting infected by the disease.
He urged people to follow the COVID-19 guidelines and adopt the covid appropriate behaviour strictly. He said the administration has relaxed the lockdown and allowed opening of shops on a rational basis to avoid large crowds in the market. He appealed to people to visit markets only in case of emergencies and avoid unnecessary visits to the markets.
DC said that the district Administration is working very hard in fighting Covid-19 pandemic and people of the district have extended their cooperation due to which visible decline has been witnessed during the past few days.
Dr Owais said that there are 898 active covid positive patients as on date, out of which only 69 patients are in hospital isolation. He said the administration conducts 1500 to 2000 tests daily and witnesses decrease in the positive cases from 19 percent in May to below 5 percent Tuesday.
The DC Bandipora urged the left out population of Bandipora aged above 45 years to get vaccinated as soon as possible to break the chain of corona virus.
He said the vaccine is a very strong weapon against pandemic and rigorous door to door vaccination Drive has been launched to ensure 100 percent coverage of the eligible age group. He said 82 percent of the population has been vaccinated so far.
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