Kashmir Indepth

Kashmir has over 45 Red Zone, 160 Buffer Zones as Valley sees surge in COVID-19 cases

Srinagar, April 9 (KINS): With increasing in COVID-19 patients, authorities have declared over 45 areas ‘Red Zones’ and 160 ‘Buffer Zones’ across Kashmir to contain the deadly virus.

At least 24 positive cases were reported on Thursday taking the number to 152 in the valley.

As per the details available with Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS), over 45 and 160 areas have been declared ‘Red Zones’ and ‘Buffer Zones’ respectively in Kashmir to prevent spread of deadly virus.

District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdary Thursday said that the present scenario is alarming and authorities are trying hard to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 infection.

The DC said that present scenario is concerning as many cases have been reported from Srinagar.

In Srinagar, areas which have been declared ‘Red Zones” are Ahmadnagar, Lalbazaar, Hawal, Nishat, Khayam, Iddgah, Goripora, Chattabal, Hyderpora, Bemina, Jawahar Nagar, Natipora, Lasjan, Nowshera, Hawal and Ahmad Nagar.

While the ‘Red Buffer Zones’ areas include: Sheikh Alam Colony, Alamdar Colony, Hakbazar, Jogiwan, Rehman Colony, Zabarwan Colony Brein, Khayam, Bilal Colony, Tangbagh, Nowpora, Khankhan Dalgate, Bhishamber Nagar, Bantibagh, Rathpora, Wanganpora, Ganderpora, Waniyaar, Cement Bridge Noorbagh, Aalis Masjid Tengbagh, Bagwanpora, Sakidafar, Shaheen Mohalla Noorbagh, Palpora, Shanglipora, Pamposh Colony, Chattabal, Shah Anwar Colony, Alfarooq Colony Bemina, Iqbalabad, Natipora and Zoonimar.

Similarly others “Red Zone and Buffer Zone” areas include in other parts of Kashmir are  Waskura, Kharbagh Batwina, SK Bala Chewa Ajas C Chandergeer, Parry Mohalla, Bandipora Kunon Gundikesar, Gundi Dachina, Madwan, Hakbara, Pethlot, Gund Jehageer Naidkhai,  Gundpreng Rakhi Hajin, Hakbara, Arin, Madar, Gamroo, Madar, Brar, Argam, Argam, Shopian, Sedow, Ramnagri, Sindo, Sharmal, Chotipora, Saidpora Bala, Check Mirzapor, Asmshipora, Shamaipora, Reshnagri, Pashpora, Tukroo, Balpora, Poterwal, Wathoo, Vehil, Chatawatan, Kachdora, Hanjipora, Wathoora, Kandajan, Chari sharief, Soibugh, Gopalpora, Hanjigund, Batapora, Zoloo, Khaigam, Darwin, Nowgam, Wasimarg, Zinpanchaal, Rakhai, Hapatkara, Zaloosa and Pymus.

In Baramulla, these areas are: Sulinda, Tangmarg, Uri, Qazipora Iqbal Colony, Sulanda, Chanpora, Qazipora, Kampora, Kralpora, Kilwara, Sawan, Ferozpora, Hardmadam, Sonlipora and Tangmarg Town.

While in Pulwama, among these areas are Khaigam Rajpora, Sangerwani, Abhama,  Gudoora Pinglena, Chandgam, Parigam, Pakherpora, Kanidajan, Sonbanjar, Kumar Mohalla, Wasanmarg.

And in Kupwars, ITI Handwara and Baghbela have been declared ‘Red Zones’.

“People have been advised not to enter into these areas,” an official said.

The official said administration in ensuring to enforce strict lockdown in these ‘red zones’ identified by the government. “We want to make it sure that coronavirus does not spread in these areas,” the official said.

The official told KINS that most ‘red zone’ areas fall in Srinagar. “There are some populated areas including in old city Srinagar which have been declared red zones. Peoples especially from populated areas have to be extra careful,” the official said.

He said all entry and exit points leading to these areas were sealed after cases of COVID-19 affected persons were reported from these areas.

“No outward or inward movement of any individual for any reason would be allowed in these areas,” he added.(KINS)

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