J&K observes strict Corona curfew to curb Covid spread

Srinagar April 25 (KNS): All the areas of Jammu and Kashmir today observed strict Corona Curfew to curb Covid spread.

 The LG administration on Saturday announced a strict weekend Corona curfew across Jammu and Kashmir to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

KNS correspondents from several areas reported that a large contingent of police and paramilitary troopers were deployed in all areas to implement strict curfew today.

“Due to the curfew, the normal life remained affected today in the UT, as the transport, business units and other activities remained suspended,"  KNS correspondents reported from different areas of J&K.
People preferred to remain inside their homes and restrict their movements due to rising Covid19 cases which has taken a toll on the healthcare institutions across the country
Sunday market in the city which usually on Sunday draws a huge crowd was also shut down today.

However, the essential and other emergency services were allowed to function normally.

However, 2381 people tested positive and 21 deaths were also reported due to Covid-19 on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir till this report was filed.

Director SKIMS A G Ahangar said to Kashmir news service (KNS) that 209 Covid19 patients are admitted in SKIMS and are being regularly monitored by the doctors and provided quality care for their early recovery.
Pertinently, the government on Saturday ordered the imposition of Corona Curfew from Saturday evening till 6 AM on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, with oxygen supply emerging as the biggest challenge in the destructive second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that every district should now have its own oxygen plant in order to secure supplies.

All districts will be getting such oxygen plants from the PM CARES Fund. Several hospitals in the national capital and other parts of the country have over the past week repeatedly either run out for some time or come close to running out of oxygen that can help patients with Covid-19 who need assistance with their breathing to stay alive. (KNS)

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