Budgam, July 22: Locals in Arizal area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam are up in arms against district administration for admitting over 30 infected non-local labourers at a government school in the area. The locals demand immediate shifting of these labourers from the area.
Locals told news agency KNT that there are 36 Covid-19 positive patients mainly non-local labourers under quarantine at Government High School Arizal. They said school building is surrounded by village population and there are chances that infection may spread in the area and locals may fall for it.
“If these infected labourers are not shifted to any other isolated place, we will hit to roads and stage protest against district administration,” the locals said.
They alleged that non-local labourers were allowed to enter into the district without any screening. “After the outcry, screening of these labourers was done and scores of them have been found positive for Covid-19 infection,” they said adding that brick kilns are latest hot spots for this lethal infection.