Covid-19: Nine Srinagar Localities Notified As Micro Containment Zones

Srinagar: With 49 active covid positive cases, the district administration Srinagar on Wednesday notified nine more localities as micro containment zones.

The nine micro containment zones fall under the jurisdiction of twin medical zones including Zadibal and Batamaloo.

Five localities fall under Zadibal medical zone while four others fall under Batamaloo medical zone.

The fresh micro containment zones include Nawab Bagh near Bahrar hospital Lal Bazar (7 active cases), Umer Colony-A Lal Bazar Lane No 01 near Rah Masjid (7 active cases), Umer Colony-A Lal Bazar Lane No 03 near Goenka School (5 active cases), Kathi Darwaza near Zainshah Masjid (5 active cases), Sangeen Darwaza Hakka Bazar Gulshan Mohalla Usman Colony (5 active cases), Wazabagh Hyderpora, Sutrashahi near Civil Secretariat (5 active cases), S. D Colony Batamaloo near Talent School (5 active cases) and Qamarabad Bemina near Siddique lane Abubakr Masjid (5 active cases).

A total of 49 positive cases have been detected in these localities from April 10-April 12, a detailed copy shared by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar in his tweet reads.

Classwork Suspended At Aakash Institute After 9 Students Test Covid Positive

Chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Muhammad Aijaz Asad, who is also Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar Wednesday ordered immediate suspension of class work at Aakash Institute Rawalpora after nine of its students were tested positive for COVID-19.

The students tested positive during a random sampling by the Medical team deputed by District Admin Srinagar. “A total of 182 samples of students of the institute were collected, nine among them tested positive,” an official handout said, adding that the Chairman DDMA Srinagar has ordered suspension of Class Work at the institute.

A team headed by Sub Divisional Magistrate Owais Ahmed sealed the premises of Aakash institute for five days in the first instance to break the transmission chain.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar has asked the management of all the coaching institutes to ensure strict adherence to the COVID protocols and also go for testing of all the faculty and students.


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