Budgam: In his routine press briefing about COVID-19 status in the district, the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam Tuesday said that the situation has improved enormously all across the district.
Giving details, the DDC said that since April, 1st District Budgam has recorded 14187 positive cases of COVID-19, among these 13584 patients have recovered till date. He further said that at present there are only 640 positive cases across the district, Bed occupancy is very low, positivity rate has also come down drastically and is now below 2 percent besides the recovery rate has reached to 96.98 percent.
Regarding vaccination status the DDC said it is going smoothly and steadily as about 80 percent of the population of the age group of 45 and above have been vaccinated .Simultaneously with regard to the age group of 18-44, 30 percent vaccination target has been achieved till date .
Regarding easing of restrictions, the DDC clarified that since the situation has improved gradually the administration has decide to allow the opening of shops, markets, other business establishments and now these will remain open 5 days a week from 7AM to 7PM. However there will be strict implementation of curfew norms all week days i.e Saturdays, Sundays.
He said apart from allowing the opening of Shops and simultaneous relaxation of these curbs, public shall not let the things go beyond control as danger still has not been averted.
The DDC once again appealed to the general public to take adhering of all SOPs and other guidelines strictly, and maintain social distancing besides avoid gatherings.
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