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COVID 19: KU restricts entry of people from red zones

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Srinagar: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Kashmir University has restricted unnecessary entry of people especially from red zones in a bid to prevent the spread of infection.

In an advisory, Kashmir University Health Center said any person from the campus who have visited the red zone, should return only after proper testing and producing reports to the nodal officer of Kashmir University.


The advisory said no employee, who is suffering from COPD, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, kidney, heart, liver ailments or any immune-compromised patients and coming from the red zone should be allowed to enter the campus.

“Any person who has visited the quarantine centers or family with travel history or COVID history should report to the nodal officer immediately for screening,” it added.

Campus residents have also been told to avoid unnecessary movement in the university. “There has been an unnecessary movement of local people on the campus. The varsity has issued fresh guidelines to restrict the movement of locals inside the campus,” said an official of the University

There are over 76 red zones in the Valley. In Srinagar alone, 19 COVID 19 epicenters have been identified.

They include Ahmad Nagar, Nowshera, Lal Bazar, Hawal, Eidgah, Goripora, Watal Kadal, Chattabal, Khayam, Bemina Iqbal Abad/Bakshi Abad, Bemina Housing Colony Sector ‘C’, Bemina MIG Colony, Bemina Mansoor Colony/Boatman Colony, Tengpora Batamaloo, Hyderpora, Lasjan Soiteng, Natipora, Jawahar Nagar and Brein Nishat.