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Covid-19: Why has Jammu been again categorized as Red Zone?

Last Updated on May 4, 2020 at 8:38 am

JAMMU, May 4: From orange zone, Jammu district has been again designated as Red Zone for Coronavirus.

The revised list of the Covid-19 containment zones was released by the government on Sunday in which all districts of Kashmir province and Jammu, Kathua and samba district in Jammu division were put in the red list.

The government also marked Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban and Rajouri as orange zones and Doda, Kishtwar and Poonch as green zones.

Questions were being raised that despite no new case in Jammu region, why has the district been put in the list of red zones? It is a fact that Coronavirus has not been eliminated from India and many workers and other persons who were stuck in other parts of the country are being evacuated and brought back to J&K.

Now in case a person is infected with Covid-19 enters green or orange zone where no containment has been done, it would cause a catastrophe for the area. Many of those stuck outside the state belong to Jammu district and the administration is leaving no stone unturned to remove the threat of infection.

The cases of Covid-19 are also rising in Kashmir division and the authorities are on their toes to keep a check on this rise.

It has come to the notice that many of resident of J&K have come back hiding in commercial vehicles and were not disclosing their travel history to the administration. This has become another reason for Jammu district to be put in red zone.

For the relief of residents, the administration has also decided to keep the shops of home appliances open in Jammu. A list of 50 such shops has been prepared for most of the areas that would be kept open in day-wise turns during the lockdown 3 that starts from Monday. Half of these shops will remain open on alternate days from 10 am to 1 pm.