Samboora, Karnabal & Alochibagh declared Red Zone in Pulwama

Red Zone area in Pulwama
Locals in Pakherpora sealed entry & exit points to check the spread of COVID-19 after a positive case surfaced in a nearby area. (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

PULWAMA — District authorities in Pulwama today issued an order to declare Samboora along with its habitations Karnabal and Alochibagh, Tehsil Kakapora as Red Zone areas and its adjoining villages Patal Bagh, Bujibagh and Hatiwara as Buffer Zones in view of a COVID-19 positive test report of a person running a medical store near PHC Kakapora.

This development comes after Rahmoo, Gusso and Frasipora villages of Tehsil Rajpora and Reshipora, Chirat, Mohanvij, Banderpora Chirat, Wandakpora, Kakapora town of Tehsil Kakapora were earlier declared Red Zone areas in the district.

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During the vigorous contact tracing exercise conducted by block level contact tracing teams, it has transpired that a medical practitioner has turned out to be a primary contact of a infected person.

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Reportedly, the primary contact medical practitioner has treated scores of patients from Samboora village and has increased the likelihood of mass contact in Samboora and adjoining areas.

Invoking prohibitory orders under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Section 144 of the CrPC and Disaster Management Act 2005, the district authorities said that there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the villages declared as Red Zone and people shall stay indoors to ensure complete lockdown. Authorities also warned of stern action against violators as per provision of relevant Acts.

Authorities added that door to door survey has been started by Village Surveillance and Containment Committees and all the contacts are being traced and quarantined.

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It was also informed that it has become imperative to take stringent precautionary measures including declaring village Red Zone and surrounding villages a Buffer Zone to break transmission of the disease in the area.

District authorities directed the officials concerned to ensure supply of essential commodities as per laid down protocols in the villages falling in Red Zone and Buffer Zone.

Earlier, seven villages which include Khaigam, Sangerwani, Abhama of Tehsil Rajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of Tehsil Pulwama were declared Red Zone and are under restrictions.

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