The Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced a complete lockdown in 11 out of 20 districts, from the evening of April 29 to the morning of May 3,
to flatten the curve of rising Covid19 cases and deaths in the Union Territory.
Because of the rapid rise in Covid19 cases in April, the government has decided to go for a phased and regulated lockdown,
especially around the weekend, to control the spread of the virus.
, In April Covid19, positive cases jumped 700 percent from around 2874 cases on 1st April to over 23000 cases on 28th April.
So far this month, 229 deaths have also been recorded out of the total 2227 deaths.
On Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 3023 new cases and 30 deaths, including 2034 positive cases and 18 deaths in Kashmir Valley, 989 cases, and 12 deaths in the Jammu division.
To date, there are around 24313 positive cases in the Union Territory.
The 11 districts where curfew has been imposed until May 3 include Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, and Ganderbal Kashmir Valley and Jammu, Kathua, Reasi, and Udhampur in the Jammu division.
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In the last 24 hours, J&K Police fined 978 persons and arrested 17 persons for violating the COVID-19 protocol.
The administration informed me on Wednesday that they have enough oxygen supply, for now, to deal with the crisis.
“The present Oxygen consumption in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is about 25000 Cubic meters per day.
The present Oxygen production capacity in UT is 54500 Cubic Meters. UT has an adequate oxygen supply and a sufficient number of filled oxygen. There are also cylinders.”
Meanwhile, Kashmir University has postponed all offline examinations till May 15 and ordered the closure of all its hostels.