MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister of Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider apprised on a Sunday that a verdict has been taken “in-principle” to re-enforce a territory-wide lockdown after mounting in Covid-19 infection.
Prime Minister of GoAJ&K Raja Farooq Haider, giving the reasons for the lockdown, told that the territory’s Covid-19 positivity rate had raised to 8.3% is higher than as compared to any area in Pakistan.
This decision was taken during a high-level meeting presided by Prime Minister GoAJ&K Raja Farooq Haider wherein it has been agreed that religious and social gathering will be shortened.
PM GoAJ&K gave direction to the authorities to start checking at entry points of the AJ&K. He also added that Government promulgated safety protocols should be carried out in public transport and educational institutions.
He further apprised that wearing a mask is obligatory for the citizen as and when they come out of their homes and at offices.
On March 23, the State was gone down into a wide lockdown down subsequent to “smart” lockdowns were erratically applied.
In the territory of AJ&K, 23, 22, and 40 cases of Covid-19 were registered on October 1, 2, and 3, respectively, up from 3, 1, and 7 on September 2, 3, and 4.
Now the total number of Covid-19 cases in AJ&K is recorded 2,816, over 70 deaths, and more than 2,408 recoveries, as per official facts.
After the decision “in-principle” was declared, Prime Minister GoAJ&K Raja Farooq Haider made a tweet and directed the authorities concerned to prepare the lockdown policy within two days:
آج ہم نےریاست بھرمیں دوبارہ لاک ڈاون کافیصلہ کیاہے۔میں نےحکام کوھدایت کی ہیکہ وہ اس حوالےسےاندر2یوم جزئیات طےکریں۔یادرکھیےجہاں دنیا کی بڑی بڑی معیشیتیں کروناکامقابلہ نہیں کرسکیں وہاں محدود وسائل کیساتھ ہماری کیابساط ہے۔قبل اسکے کہ حالات بےقابوہوجائیں ہمیں سخت اقدامات اٹھانےہونگے۔— Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan (@farooq_pm) October 4, 2020
“How can we, with limited resources, triumph over Covid-19, when the world’s major economies could not tackle it,” he apprised.