CS interacts with DMs/SPs, says can’t afford to decrease guard, preserve excessive stage of alertness
Jammu, Might 20 : “Though restrictions under Lockdown 4.0 have been eased to facilitate people movement and economic activity, however, we cannot afford to lower our guard and shall be required to maintain a high level of alertness in order to keep the spread of Coronavirus infection under check in Jammu & Kashmir”, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam mentioned this through the first interplay of its form with all Deputy Commissioners and District Superintendents of Police over video convention, after issuance of recent tips on lockdown measures that come into impact from immediately.
Monetary Commissioner, Well being and Medical Schooling, Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce, Divisional Commissioners, Jammu/ Kashmir, Secretary DMRRR, Mission Director, NHM additionally participated within the interplay.
Applauding the district authorities for his or her efforts through the COVID 19 pandemic, the Chief Secretary mentioned that the rules issued on the lockdown measures are required to be enforced strictly in order that the progress achieved on this regard is maintained.
Chief Secretary mentioned that the order with a recent classification of districts as Purple, Orange and Inexperienced within the Union Territory has already been issued to implement Lockdown 4.zero from immediately.
The classification is predicated on an total evaluation of the scenario pertaining to the unfold of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, the pattern in new instances significantly the latest spike in new instances in view of the motion of stranded individuals into Jammu and Kashmir which remains to be an ongoing train, and the chance notion of the Well being division vis-à-vis every district and the parameters laid down by MOHFW, GoI, he added.
Chief Secretary mentioned that contemplating lockdown measures, in place since March 24, have helped noticeably in containing the unfold of COVID-19. The Authorities of India has determined to additional prolong the lockdown until Might 31. Nonetheless, this time the lockdown shall be with way more relaxations, particularly in Inexperienced and Orange districts, he added.
Chief Secretary emphasised that the sooner SOPs with regard to containment zones shall proceed to stay in drive to make sure a stricter perimeter and an entire lockdown in such areas besides important provides. Although sure relaxations have been specified within the tips, nevertheless, District Magistrates can take any native measure to make sure social distancing and to keep away from congestion particularly within the areas the place elevated exercise is predicted, he maintained.
Concerning the return of stranded folks to J&Ok, Chief Secretary mentioned that the Divisional/District administrations shall be sure that the prevailing SOPs are strictly adhered to and every individual on return to the Union Territory is examined, quarantined and allowed to go house solely when declared unfavourable on the take a look at report.
Chief Secretary mentioned that latest spike in constructive instances in some districts might be attributed to a excessive positivity proportion amongst these getting back from exterior J&Ok. Complimenting the well being division for its work when it comes to enhancing the testing capability, the Chief Secretary mentioned as soon as the inflow of stranded individuals decreases the testing capability shall be rationalised among the many districts to additional improve native testing.
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