SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar Monday said that no Containment Zone shall be de-notified till satisfactory vaccination. He said protection of public health is is priority and no laxity on Covid-19 SOPs will be tolerated and action as per law will be taken against Covid-19 lockdown violators
Giving details, the DC said that district Srinagar has recorded a total of 68,228 Covid-19 positive cases, out of which 65,220 patients have recovered so far, while 2194 Covid-19 positive cases are presently active in the district.
He informed that district Srinagar has recorded recovery rate of 95.5 percent while positivity rate has declined to 5.6 percent.
The DC further said that Mega anti Covid-19 vaccination drive has been started today by organising Vaccination Melas at prime City locations in coordination with Trade bodies and Civil Society members which witnessed huge response from general public including trader, transporters, street vendors, shopkeepers who were inoculated anti Covid-19 vaccine.
Till date 304672 persons have been covered under ongoing vaccination process, DC said. He further said Srinagar is 3rd district after Jammu and Baramulla districts where highest number of Covid-19 doses were administered.
The DC reiterated his appeal to general public to get vaccinated at the earliest for safety and protection of themselves, family and whole society.
Regarding partial relaxations in Covid-19 lockdown, the DC said business establishments have been allowed to carry out their activities on alternate basis with strict adherence to Covid-19 Appropriate Behavior. He said strict adherence to Covid-19 SOPs is must at this stage to improve parameters and to prevent further spread of Covid-19 infection in the district.
Left Out Population Urged To Get Inoculated
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad on Monday inaugurated Vaccination Melas at different locations in Srinagar including Panthachowk, Pratap Park and Batamaloo.
On the occasion, the DC inspected the vaccination process himself and monitored the vaccination inoculation campaign.
The DC said that the basic purpose of organising such vaccination melas is to further speed up the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination process in Srinagar and to make people aware about the significance of inoculating anti Covid-19 vaccine.
He said facilities have been made available at the nearest possible locations for public. He said these locations have been chosen on the demand of local Trade bodies and other stakeholders as people including Traders, Transporters, Shopkeepers, Street vendors travellers etc visit these areas in large numbers.
The DC said beneficiaries are being inoculated Covid vaccine during different time slots in consultation with local Trade bodies and other Stakeholders to ensure strict adherence to the Covid-19 SOPs.
The DC also interacted with the Medical staff and beneficiaries and said not Vaccine but Vaccination is the magic bullet to get protected from Covid-19 infection. He said we can defeat Covid pandemic only by Vaccination and strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
The DC reiterated his appeal to the left out population of Srinagar district to visit nearest vaccination centre to get vaccinated at an earliest to protect themselves, their family and whole society from Infection of deadly coronavirus.
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