SRINAGAR — Even though a lockdown is in place for the last over a week, there has been no letup in COVID-19 positive cases in Srinagar which recorded over 9000 fresh cases in the past nine days.
The government imposed a curfew in 11 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on April 29 evening to prevent the virus from spreading. However, in the last nine days, Srinagar district has recorded 9708 positive cases.
The district recorded 932 positive cases on April 30 following which the cases started increasing as on May 1, it recorded 1084 cases.
On May 2, the district recorded 1126 cases while on May 3, it recorded 1136 positive cases. The figure kept increasing thereafter with 1311 cases on May 4, 1125 on May 5, 1070 on May 6 and 1071 on May 7.
However, on May 8, the daily positive cases have reduced to 853.
Commenting on the trend, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Srinagar, Syed Muhammad Hanief Balkhi, said that the lockdown has helped the administration in curbing the number of daily positive cases to a large extent.
“The precautionary measures being taken by the people has helped in curbing the number of cases. The cases have reduced today and we hope that it will go down further as well,” he said, adding that people have been following the curfew orders in letter and spirit which has helped in reducing the cases.
However, he said, it has not been decided yet whether the restrictions would continue or not. “The announcement will be made soon,” he said. (KNO)