Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu

SRINAGAR — Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu, has said that the Union territory has all the arrangements in place to fight the novel coronavirus.

“We have 17,000 N-95 masks, 13,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) kits, and 200 ventilators,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. “We will soon have 80,000 rapid testing kits which will be used in red zones identified here, for early detection of COVID-19.”

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He further added that the administration has also identified 1,900 people who were present in Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi. “We traced them through their phone numbers and they cooperated with us,” he said. “They are being tested and have been kept in isolation. The work is underway in a proactive manner.”

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Meanwhile, restrictions will continue in the 34 red zones that the administration has identified in Jammu and Kashmir, even after April 14. “There will be selective restrictions, movement and social distancing in these zones. Planning for this is underway,” Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, GC Murmu said.

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