Coronavirus outbreak: Srinagar admin reaches out to mosques
Srinagar, Mar 6: The Srinagar administration Friday reached out to the managements of major mosques and shrines in the district as part of its efforts to spread awareness about precautions that ought to be followed to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus The managing committees of major mosques and shrines were invited to a meeting where senior health department officials were also present and sensitised to the need to follow all precautions in order to prevent spread of the pathogen. The aim of the meeting was also to involve mosques – considering their deep reach in their societies – in efforts of the administration to spread the awareness among the masses about the importance of following relevant precautions. Regional Director Health & Family Welfare GoI Dr Shazia Wafai who was also present in the meeting briefed the mosque committee members about specific precautions that need following — in particular stressing the importance of maintaining high standards of personal and collective hygiene. She said the pathogen has been seen to have strong transmission capabilities and stressed the importance of following all precautions. The committee members were also informed about the health department’s preparedness surrounding the matter during the meeting. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary while speaking on the occasion urged all mosques in the district to play their important role both in terms of following precautions and helping the administration in preventing its spread in Srinagar. He said knowledge material about the disease will be distributed amongst all mosques in the district in efforts to raise awareness about precautions that need following to prevent its spread and acquisition. Dr Shahid assured that the administration at levels is taking all measures to prevent the spread of the virus in J&K and urged the general public to support it in its efforts.