COVID claims another life, toll reaches 182 in JK

Srinagar: A 46-year-old man from Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died of covid-19 at a hospital in Srinagar on Monday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 182.

The quadragenarian was suffering from bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP) besides “multiple myelomas, thrombocytopenia and electrolyte dysfunction”, Dr G N Itoo, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, said. He died at SKIMS Soura around 5:45 am, Dr Itoo added.

With the death, 165 people in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

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Srinagar district with 45 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (35), Kulgam (20), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (13), Jammu (10), Kupwara (10), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (4) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.

Keeping in view the rising cases of COVID in Kashmir, authorities have re-imposed the lockdown across Kashmir and parts of Jammu region.

In most of the places across J&K, authorities have restricted the movement of people by enforcing Section 144 of the CrPC to prohibit assemblies of four or more individuals and also imposing certain curbs on trade activities.

On the other hand, government of Jammu and Kashmir have decided to open the tourism sector in a phased manner from July 15, 2020 and allow the entry of tourists.

Authorities said that there will be a partial opening of the tourism sector for external visitors from outside J&K, limited to tourists arriving by air only.


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