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Overall positivity rate, positive cases decreasing drastically: DC Gbl

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Stresses for strict adherence of CAB, SOPs on Ashura

GANDERBAL, AUGUST 18: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Krittika Jyotsna today said that the overall Positivity rate has decreased drastically in the district and positive cases too are showing decreasing trend.

The DC said this during a routine press briefing to present an overall situation of the Covid-19 in the district, besides the Covid containment and mitigation measures employed so far in the district.

While complimenting all Officers/officials for ensuring foolproof timely arrangements on I-Day, the DC said that Independence Day was celebrated with strict adherence to Covid-19 SOPs and guidelines and thanked the general public for upholding the Covid protocols during the National event.

While giving details, the DC said that during the last week 11000 Covid tests were done and it was found that the Covid Positivity has decreased drastically in the district adding that positive cases are also showing a decreasing trend and only 61 cases are active in the district.

Regarding the vaccination campaign for 18-44 years, the DC said that a new micro planning has been done last week in which the population of selective villages that are in vicinity to medical blocks are being vaccinated on pilot basis to achieve the target at an earliest.

She said that vaccination in these villages is going on smoothly and most of the younger generation is vaccinated. She urged the BMOs to further double their efforts so that the target is achieved in the next 15 days.

 She again requested the people to keep following CAB and avoid large gatherings on 10th Muharram (Ashura), especially Shia dominating areas viz. Dab and Kullan.

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