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Kashmir witnessing community transmission, expect spike in COVID cases: Director SKIMS

Srinagar: Amid huge surge in Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir – over 400 of them reported on Saturday alone – doctors say that the valley is witnessing a community transmission of the virus now. Dr AG Ahanger, Director SK Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) in Soura here, Sunday said that “community spread is a reality in Kashmir and people have to accept it.” Speaking to a local news agency KINS, Dr Ahanger said that community transmission of the virus “is a reality and we have to accept it and learn to live with it.” Asked whether the community transmission is going to affect more people in the days ahead, he said: “Obviously more people will get exposed to the virus due to the community spread.” “What we need to do is to take preventive measures already put out in public domain by the government and health experts of Kashmir,” he...