Ready to support Govt's decision : KTMF
Terming the rising number of coronavirus cases post unlock a "serious concern", Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Friday said the administration may have to consider some "precautionary measures" in public.
Talking to Rising Kashmir, Choudhary said the huge number of contacts testing positive was "worrisome" and the situation called for strict adherence to the prescribed guidelines.
"The rising number of cases post unlock is a serious concern. More worrisome is the huge number of contacts testing positive. This calls for strict adherence to mandatory norms of wearing mask, physical distancing, and hygiene, which is being regularly emphasised and enforced," he said.
Emphasising public cooperation, Choudhary said if the trend continues, the administration may have to consider some precautionary measures in public again.
"Therefore, I appeal to the public to adhere to the norms of wearing masks and physical distancing. Leave homes only when necessary," Choudhary said.
Jammu Kashmir is witnessing an abrupt rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infected cases to 9501.
Jammu Kashmir Friday witnessed four more COVID-19 related deaths, taking the number of people who died of the virus to 158.
Keeping in view the surge in coronavirus death cases in the past few days, sources said the government was mulling to reimpose lockdown in certain districts of the Valley.
On Thursday, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole told Rising Kashmir that majority of the cases were getting registered from the four districts - Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag, and Shopian.
However, he said that the administration was yet to take a final call on the lockdown.
Last week, all districts in Kashmir division except Bandipora were categorised as 'red' zones to control the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) President Muhammad Yaseen Khan said that the business fraternity would support the government's decision to re-impose the lockdown in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases and deaths.
"If the government decides to reimpose the lockdown based on the review of health experts, we will support the move. Saving lives should be our first priority not conducting business," Khan said.