Eight Bakery Workers Test Positive For Covid-19 In Srinagar

DDMA for COVID Testing of All Bakery Workers

Srinagar: The district disaster management authority Srinagar on Tuesday asked for the testing of all bakery workers operating in the district after 8 bakery workers tested positive for Covid-19.

District magistrate Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz, who is also the chairman of DDMA in a Tweet asked for the testing of all bakery workers in Srinagar.

“DDMA Srinagar asked for Testing of all Bakery workers. Out of 99 lifted samples, 8 have tested positive on RTPCR. Mostly from renowned Bakery shops. Let’s stay indoors. #coronavirus has unique art of locating the right person,” he Tweeted.

Despite restrictions in place in view of Covid-19 situation, several areas in Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed huge rush of shoppers, thronging the market places in view of the approaching Eid-ul-Fitr.

Even as the government claimed that no partial relaxation in the lockdown, the markets across Srinagar witnessed a huge rush of shoppers who were seen buying the essentials ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to eye-witnesses, bakery, mutton, chicken and readymade garment shops witnessed the rush of the shoppers.

The roads witnessed brisk vehicular movement coupled with traffic snarls at several places, they said.

They said the areas remained where the police and paramilitary troopers were deployed and had erected concertina wires on the roads remained shut.

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