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Increasing Red Zones a Red Flag for Kashmir?

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As per the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CRPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act, Villages declared as Red zones will have no inward or outward movement of any person and people would stay at home to ensure complete lockdown.

by Yana Mir

Lal Bazar, Eidgah, Srinagar

These Red zones are identified as “more vulnerable” for further transmission of Covid19 virus. It is imperative to break further transmission of diseases in these areas and hence stringent precautionary measures are taken.

The areas adjoining these Red Zones are called Buffer Zones.

Following detection of fresh cases in the valley, the administration has declared the following areas as Red Zones today:

Srinagar district: MehjoorNagar, Natipora, Lal Bazar, Eidgah and Shalteng.
Budgam District: Chadoora
Bandipora District:Parray Mohala Hajin, Chandergeer Hajin, Batagund Hajin
Ganderbal District: Waskura

Earlier on Monday, authorities in Shopian district, declared the villages of Ramnagri and Sedow as Red Zones.

On Sunday, as per an order issued by the DM (Pulwama), a person hailing from Pulwama district attended a religious congregation at Gudura and tested positive for Cpvid19, travelled to several villages including his native village Khaigam. Due to this, 7 villages of Pulwama were declared as red zones- Khaigam, Sangerwani, Abhama, Gudura, Chandgam, Pingleena and Parigam.

As per laid down protocol, District Magistrates of these zones direct officials to ensure supply of essential commodities, and warnings are ensued that stern action will be taken against anyone who violates orders.

However the rising number of positive cases, due to public defaulting in following orders of complete lock down and hiding travel history, are leading to more and more places coming in the category of red zones.

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