Curbs eased in 8 districts of J&K as situation improves

Curbs eased in 8 districts of J&K as situation improves

A vaccination drive at Lidderwat, near Pahalgam, Anantnag. REUTERS

Jammu, June 13

The J&K administration on Sunday announced further easing of restrictions in eight districts showing significant improvement in the Covid situation.

The decision to grant relaxation in Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal and Bandipora in Kashmir division and Poonch, Reasi, Ramban and Doda in Jammu division was taken at a meeting which focussed on total weekly new cases (per million), positivity rate, bed occupancy, case fatality rate and vaccination coverage of the targeted population, an official order said.

774 fresh cases, 12 deaths in J&K

J&K recorded 774 fresh cases taking the caseload to 3,07,412, while 12 fatalities pushed the toll to 4,186

Ladakh recorded 38 new cases, taking the tally to 19,544. Eighty-eight recoveries pushed the tally to 746

It said the government and private offices could function in the eight districts without any restrictions subject to strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour, while barber shops, salons, parlours, standalone shops and shopping complexes are permitted to open on all days of a week, except on Saturdays and Sundays.

The order, issued by the Chief Secretary, who is also the chairperson of the state executive committee, said there was a need for further improvement with regard to the Covid situation in all districts. “Some districts need intense efforts to reach desired levels. As such, there is a need to continue with existing Covid containment measures in these districts,” the order said. It directed the district magistrates to strictly ensure that there is full compliance with Covid-appropriate behaviour and defaulters are firmly dealt with under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act and the IPC. — PTI

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