Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole Thursday said that the rise in coronavirus cases was expected after the Unlock, and the administration had taken no-decision, as of now, on re-imposing lockdown in the Valley.
Talking to Rising Kashmir, Pole said majority of the cases were getting registered from the four districts that include Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag, and Shopian.
“We are organising the awareness programmes in all the districts where there is a surge in the cases. Moreover, we have engaged the local community as well to pursue people to follow the guidelines,” Pole said.
Terming the situation worrisome, Pole said very few people were adhering to the laid guidelines.
“Mostly, the youth are not adhering to the protocol thinking that they are immune to the virus,” Pole said. “This attitude needs to be changed. Wearing a mask is the only solution to stop the spread.”
Jammu Kashmir is witnessing an abrupt rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infected cases to 9501.
Thursday witnessed five more COVID-19 related deaths that included a National Conference leader from Jammu, taking the number of people who died of the virus in J&K to 154.
Keeping in view the surge in coronavirus deaths in the past few days, the sources said the government was mulling to re-impose lockdown in certain districts of the Valley.
Last week, all districts in Kashmir division except Bandipora were categorised as ‘red’ zones to control the spread of COVID-19 infection.