Srinagar : The district administration on Wednesday informed that business establishments have been allowed to carry out their activities on an alternate basis.
Briefing the media on the present Covid-19 situation, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad said, “Business establishments have been allowed to carry out their activities on an alternate basis with strict adherence to Covid-19 appropriate behavior.”
Urging for strict adherence to Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), the DC said, “Protection of precious human lives is the priority and no laxity on the Covid-19 SOPs will be tolerated and action as per law will be taken against Covid-19 lockdown violators.”
He informed that the recovery rate of Covid-19 positive cases has touched 94 percent in the district and the Covid positivity rate has also dipped to below 6 percent.
Giving details, the DC said there are about 2824 active Covid positive cases against 13500 cases in mid-May in the district.
Regarding the strengthening of healthcare infrastructure to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the DC said that the commissioning of 500-bedded Covid Hospital at Khonmoh, Srinagar, which was inaugurated today by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has increased Covid bed capacity besides upgraded healthcare facilities in the district to tackle any exigent situation.
He further said that work on 5 Model Primary Health Centers termed as STAR PHCs at different locations in the district has started to ensure decentralized healthcare facilities with equal and fair access to the patients.