J&K: Legal Action Against those Breaking Covid Protocols

A medical worker works on the preliminary blood test of people tested for COVID-19 at the Chulalongkorn University Health Service Center in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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In view of the increase in the cases of corona infection in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor’s administration has emphasized strictly implementing the appropriate corona behaviour. Therefore, the district magistrates of all the districts have been asked to act against the violators under the Disaster Management Act and the Indian Panel Code. For this, the District Magistrate has been asked to constitute inspection teams. These teams will include police and executive magistrates. These teams will take stock daily. In addition, the Home Secretary has been asked to review the appropriate Corona practices and submit a daily report to the Chairman of the State Executive Committee.

The current situation of Corona has been taken stock in the meeting of the State Executive Committee chaired by Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta. The additional chief secretary of health and medical education department, additional chief secretary of the finance department, principal secretary of the home department, divisional commissioner and district deputy commissioner were present in this meeting. The committee said that the guidelines already issued for the prevention of Corona should be strictly followed. Therefore, schools will not open for classes other than classes X and XII. Furthermore, as before, there will still be a night curfew from 11 am to 6 am in those districts where the infection rate is 0.2 per cent, or the weekly cases are less than 250. In other districts, the night curfew will be from 9 am to 6 am.

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In Jammu and Kashmir, infection was confirmed in 165 more people on Sunday. Including these, a total of 3,35,368 people have been infected so far. After the recovery of 160 patients, so far, 3,29,206 people have defeated Corona. Of the 165 cases reported on Sunday, 142 are from Kashmir and 23 from the Jammu division. In the Jammu division, 14 cases are from the Jammu district. Five cases have come from Reasi and two from Doda. Not a single new case has been reported from Udhampur, Kathua, Samba, Kishtwar and Ramban districts. Of the cases in Kashmir, 45 have come from the Srinagar district, 35 from Baramulla, 12 from Budgam, 13 from Kupwara, 18 from Ganderbal. Not a single new case has come up in the Shopian district. At the same time, due to fewer patients recovering than the infected, the number of active patients is increasing continuously. On Sunday, the number of active patients increased to 1701. This is the highest in two months.