Coronavirus: After first positive case, DC Sgr announces restrictions on public transport, assembly of people

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By KNO on 18/03/2020.

Coronavirus: After first positive case, DC Sgr announces restrictions on public transport, assembly of people

Mayor appeals people to stay at home


Srinagar, Mar 18: Soon after the first positive case of deadly coronavirus was reported in Srinagar, the district administration Srinagar on Wednesday announced restrictions on public transport as well as assembly of people in Srinagar from tomorrow (Thursday).

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a tweet said there will be restrictions on public transport, assembly of people and some other measures in Srinagar from tomorrow, saying that these measures are being taken in view of a positive case detected in Srinagar.

“There will be restrictions on public transport, assembly of people and some other measures, in #Srinagar from tomorrow. Steps are being taken in view of a positive case detected. Further updates to follow. #Coronavirus,” DC tweeted.

Meanwhile, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattoo in series of tweets appealed people across Srinagar not to come out of homes without any necessary, admitting that first positive case has been reported in Srinagar

He also said that it’s a congested area in the city interiors. “We have to be transparent to convey the gravity of the challenge and also seek serious measures and responsible behavior,” he added.

“IMPORTANT: I request ALL Srinagarites to STAY at their homes from tomorrow morning and venture out ONLY when absolutely necessary. Those with ANY flu like symptoms should immediately home quarantine themselves. Report for screening/testing if symptoms worsen. #COVID2019,” Mayor SMC tweeted.

“I have been informed a short while ago that #Srinagar has had its first positive case for #Covid2019. It’s a congested area in the city interiors. We have to be transparent to convey the gravity of the challenge and also seek serious measures and responsible behavior,” he wrote on twitter.

“I have been repeatedly urging for maximum possible preventive measures and will continue to advocate for MAXIMUM precautions. Panicking won’t help. The best possible approach is to stay at home and follow ALL guidelines,” he tweeted.

“The SMC is gearing up for elevated measures and sterilization. Our chemicals and machines have been received and stocked today. I am sure all agencies and departments are going to do their best but the battle will be won or lost by how responsibly people behave on ground,” Mattoo tweeted.

“Expect more regulations and restrictions from tomorrow and understandably so. Let’s not rush to the hospitals when avoidable and risk the safety of others and our own selves. #SocialDistanacing and #StaySafeStayHome are two key instructions to follow. Let’s be responsible!,” he tweeted.

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