Srinagar, July 22: Designated Yatra Camp at Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar city is being converted into Covid Screening Centre for non local labourers.
Sources said that after the outcry that non-local labourers coming to Valley from outside are not being screened and tested, district administration Srinagar has decided to convert the Yatra Camp at Pantha Chowk to Covid Screening Centre where all the non-local labourers will be screened for Covid-19 infection.
Pertinently, the annual Amarnath Yatra was suspended yesterday due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Sources told news agency KNT that District Development Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Chowdary along with Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Tehsildar Pantha Chowk, Block Medical Officer Khonmou and Chief Medical Officer Srinagar visited the Yatra Camp at Pantha Chowk to take stock of the work in progress.
An official confirmed that a Covid Screening Centre will come up here where non-local labourers will be screened before entering Srinagar or other districts.