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COVID-19: All districts of Kashmir except Ganderbal, Bandipora declared Red Zones

SRINAGAR, June 7: Administration on Sunday declared all districts except Ganderbal and Bandipora as Red Zones in Kashmir in view of a surge in coronavirus cases.

In an order issued by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam says a detailed review of the current COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir was conducted with the Financial Commissioner, Health; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu/Kashmir and other officers.

“The trend in new cases particularly the recent spread/ spike in new cases in view of the continuous movement of stranded/other persons travelling to J&K and between provinces/ districts. The risk perception of the Health department vis-a-vis each district and the need to control further spread of COV1D-19 was discussed,” the order reads a copy of which lies with news agency KINS.

“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the State Executive Committee, hereby orders that the classification of districts into Red, Orange and Green categories for Jammu and Kashmir:

Red Zone: All districts of Kashmir province except Ganderbal and Bandipora and Ramban district of Jammu province.

ORANGE Zone: Kathua, Samba, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Reasi, Udhampur, Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu.

GREEN Zone: Doda and Kishtwar except Containment one on the National Highway which will be a RED/Containment Zone with a 500 metre buffer,” it reads. 

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