Kashmir Indepth

DM, Kulgam declares Sopat-Tengpora villages as Red zone

Naikpora A & B of ward NO-2 of MC kulgam, also declared as red zone


Srinagar, Apr 10 (KINS): After a positive COVID-19 case was reported from village Sopat in the district, District Magistrate (DM), Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat declared sopat-tengpora villages as Red Zone and its surrounding villages, Berigam, Mondhole, Banghall,Cheyan Adigam of tehsil Devsar as buffer Zones.

Meanwhile Naikpora “A” & “B” ward No. 02 of Municipal committee kulgam has also been declered as red zones which were earlier declered as buffer zones.

So far two positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the district.

Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, there will be no inward and outward movement of any person from Red and buffer zone areas.

Meanwhile according to KINS South Kashmir correspondent, District Magistrate kulgam personally visited Sopat area to monitor the situation and said that it becomes imperative to take stringent precautionary measures like declaring village as Red zone and surrounding villages as a buffer zone to break transmission of the disease in the area.Notably district is under strict restrictions and lockdown down in View of COVID-19. (KINS)

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