LG, Advisors briefed about public demand for re-imposing lockdown
Srinagar, July 11: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole Saturday said that different sections of the society are seeking re-imposition of lockdown in Kashmir Valley due to the increase in COVID- 19 cases.
Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir said that demands are coming from different sections of the society including doctors, paramedics and some traders for re-imposition of lockdown . “The final call will be taken by the competent authority soon. So far, the government has not taken any decision over the issue,” he said.
Sources said that the Divisional administration Kashmir has apprised the Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu and his Advisors about the demands that are coming from the cross section of society in the wake of rise in Covid-19 case and deaths due to the pandemic. “The government led by LG is deliberating about the future strategy. So far no decision has been taken,” they said.
Earlier, in the day, Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation chief Muhammad Yasin Khan had stated that if government announces to re-impose lockdown, the traders will support it fully.
Yesterday, health experts had stated that the situation had changed on COVID front as more people were falling prey to it and positive cases were showing a surge. One of the medicos Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan had urged the government to re-impose lockdown for two more weeks in a bid to contain the virus.