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COVID-19 spike: J&K administration says situation ‘under control’

Oxygen, medicine, beds, available in sufficient quantity: Advisor Bhatnagar

SRINAGAR, Apr 19: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Monday assured that the COVID-19 the situation is under control and all the requirements including oxygen, medicines beds and other parameters are available in sufficient quantity.

There is a steep rise in COVID-19 cases across the parts of India including Jammu and Kashmir with the resurgence having more infection potential forcing authorities to order the closure of educational institutions and place required restrictions to contain the spread.

Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar in an exclusive chat with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that the administration is responding to all the requirements including the medicines and oxygen.

“The situation is under control across the region and everything will be ensured as per the situation demand,” he said.

On the steep rise in COVID-19 cases, Bhatnagar said that all the preparations are being made to tackle the situation.

Talking about the designated COVID-19 hospitals and quarantine centres across Jammu and Kashmir, he said that the situation is being accessed dynamically and all the arrangements will be made on time.

“I request people to follow all the precautions, weak mask, maintain social distancing, and not come out in numbers/ groups besides sanitizing hands frequently,” he said.

“Eligible people should go for vaccination,” Bhatnagar said.

Notably with the unexpected rise in COVID-19 cases across Jammu and Kashmir the administration has ordered the closure of all educational institutions, restrictions on overcrowding besides the night curfew to contain the spread


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