No relaxation in curfew on Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir: Divisional Commissione
KUPWARA — The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P. K. Pole, on Wednesday said that there would not be any relaxation on Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir given the steep rise in COVID-19 infection cases. He was, however, quick to add that the overall situation is under control and 30 to 40 per cent of surplus oxygen is available in the valley.
Pole was on a visit to Kupwara district along with other administrative officials to review COVID-19 preparations put in place by the health authorities and district administration.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the visit, the top administrator said that the overall situation in Kashmir is under control while the preventive restrictions put in place up to May 17 will remain in place.
“There won’t be any sort of relaxation on Eid eve in Kashmir,” he said, adding that COVID-19 does stop on any special occasion.
“The Covid situation is good and the cases have started to decline,” Pole said.
“We hope that the COVID ends soon but there won’t be any laxity from the administration side and preparations are in full swing to contain the spread.”
About the situation in Kashmir valley, the Divisional Commissioner said that the overall situation is definitely under control.
“The cases will increase in the coming days in Kashmir and that shouldn’t be a source of panic for people,” he said.
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir urged the people to stay away from any such information that leads to health issues mainly mental problems saying that people must stick to things that and not impact the stability.
He said that there is no shortage of vaccines for people aged above 45 years across the valley and the drive is being carried out as per the schedule while the registrations are underway for individuals above 18 years.
The Divisional Commissioner said that that the COVID-19 situation has not worsened that much in the northern belt of Kashmir and the administration is ensuing preparation while people must cooperate with the government to fight this deadly pandemic and adhere to precautionary measures and not come out unnecessarily. (KNO)