KUPWARA : Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Anshul Garg on Saturday said that 85 FIRs have been lodged in the district so far against those who violated prohibitory orders. He said that lockdown is strictly being implemented across the district. He said that various shops were also sealed in different areas for violating lockdown. “The people were made aware of the advisories issued by the government from time to time regarding precautionary measures and social distancing. The awareness was generated through different mediums of communication including an announcement on loudspeakers in rural as well as urban areas of the district by concerned departments in coordination with Information Department, Kupwara,” he said.
He said the administration has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the district. “District administration made all possible efforts to facilitate the people in general and the needy in particular,” he said. “PDS Ration has been distributed in advance to all households for April and May. Besides, 90,000 home deliveries of groceries, LPG and medicines have been completed in the district, till date.” He said that as many as 1571 migrant labourers from other states stranded in the district are being facilitated at 31 locations with dry ration and other essential commodities through the designated Nodal Officer.
“75000 reusable cotton masks have been produced locally through Self Help Groups and Skill Development Centres and distributed among the people,” he said. He said that the population of 38870 souls living in 7 red zones of the district are being provided ration and groceries, twice a week, on Saturday and Sunday while LPG on every Wednesday and mobile ATM facility every day. “The fumigation and sanitization is a continuous affair and is being carries on a daily basis while masks have been provided to all inhabitants in these red zones,” he said. “To facilitate the frontline warriors including doctors and nurses, the district administration has provided proper accommodation to medical staff for which 7 Guest Houses and 2 Hotels have been put at the disposal of Chief Medical Officer,” he said.