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No curfew relaxation on Eid eve in Kashmir

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Cases may shoot up in coming day, no need to panic

The administration of UT Jammu and Kashmir said that there won’t be any relaxation on Eid-ul-Fitr eve in Kashmir given the steep rise in COVID-19 infection.

Talking to reporters in Kupwara district of North Kashmir, Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, said that the overall situation in Kashmir is under control while the preventive restrictions put in place up to May 17th will remain in place.

“There won’t be any sort of relaxation on Eid eve in Kashmir,” he said, adding that Covid 19 does stop on any special occasion.

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He said that around 175 oxygen-supported beds are available in Kupwara and a plant of 1000 LPM has been made functional at SDH while the occupancy of beds is below 40%. “The Covid situation, however, is good and the cases have started to decline,” Pole said. 

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He said: “We hope that the COVID ends soon but there won’t be any laxity from the administration side and preparations are in full swing to contain the spread,” he said.

“The cases will increase in the coming days in Kashmir and that shouldn’t be a source of panic for people,” he said. The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir urged the people to stay away from any such information that leads to health issues mainly mental problems saying that people must stick to things that don’t impact stability.

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Pole said that oxygen is being monitored scientifically outside the states like Maharashtra. “Doctors have conducted the oxygen audit in J&K and stated that around 40% of the oxygen is surplus and there is no question of shortage at any point,” he said.

He assured that there is no shortage of vaccines for people aged above 45-years across the valley and the drive is being carried out as per the schedule while the registrations are underway for individuals above 18 years.

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