GANDERBAL, MAY 24: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Krittika Jyotsna during a press briefing today revealed that the Covid-19 positivity rate has declined from 11.4 percent to 8 percent in the district.
Giving details on the status of tests conducted across the district during this week, she said that over 9500 tests were conducted this week, and the trajectory of the positivity rate has shown decline in the district which is a positive development.
Elaborating on the status of Vaccination campaign in the district, the DC said that 99 percent of vaccination of people above 45 years of age is completed and appealed the rest to get vaccinated at the earliest adding that sufficient doses of vaccination are available in the district.
Regarding Corona curfew, Jyotsna said that corona curfew stands extended till 31th May, 2021 and complemented the general public for adhering to Covid-19 SOPs and guidelines as ordered in the district and said that it has proved instrumental in bringing down the positivity rate in the district.
She also briefed on the screening and testing of persons coming from Kargil at Sonamarg and said that one check post has been installed at Sonamarg and till date 1950 persons have been screened and 246 were tested for Covid out of which 4 tested positive and were sent for home isolation.
Regarding Micro Containment strategy, the DC said that 15 new Micro Containment Zones are added this week to break further spread of the virus thus taking Micro Containment Zones to 454 in the district.
She said that district administration is always available for the timely redressal of grievances of the people and sought cooperation from all sects of the society in the same way as they showed cooperation earlier to contain the pandemic effectively.