Restrictions Eased In City’s 13 Containment Zones

A cop stops a motorcyclist at a checkpoint in a residential area declared as a Red Zone. KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: The district administration on Wednesday eased restrictions in city’s 13 areas declared containment zones earlier to combat the spread of coronavirus.

In a handout issued today, an official spokesperson said that after a detailed review of Red Zones and comprehensive analysis of COVID containment efforts, the District Disaster Management Authority, Srinagar approved removal of perimeter restrictions from 13 Containment Zones qualifying under the lad down guidelines.

The areas where perimeter restrictions has been removed include erstwhile Red Zones Khayam, Natipora, Chhatabal, Jawahar Nagar, Hakah Bazar Hawal, Alamdar Colony, Boatman Colony Bemina, Ahmed Nagar, Tengpora bypass, Watal Kadal, Takanwari, Brein Nishat and Goripora. The district continues with 23 Containment (Red) Zones.

“District Magistrate, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that perimeter restrictions involving blockade of roads and lanes in periphery of such containment zones have been removed for public convenience pursuant to containment efforts yielding desired results,” the official spokesperson said.

He said that any area can be declared as a Red Zone if the cases are detected from there.

“More than 13,000 tests have been conducted in District Srinagar and door-to-door health survey has covered nearly 87% population,” he added.




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