Srinagar, July 23: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole Thursday said that violation of health advisories and guidelines resulted in a surge of COVID-19 cases in the valley.
Jammu and Kashmir has reported 15711 positive cases until Wednesday. The worst affected is the valley where maximum cases have been reported.
The Divisional Commissioner has stressed upon strictly using masks and adhering other government health guidelines.
“Government is concerned about people neglecting health advisories and guidelines resulting in surge of COVID-19 cases in the valley,” Divisional Commissioner Kashmir told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS).
As per the advisory, early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so we need to be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us. “Not disclosing symptoms could put the life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline numbers and seek medical advice,” the advisory reads.
Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent hand washing with soap and water,” it reads.(KINS)