Kupwara: The authorities on Tuesday declared village Teli Mohalla Shuloora Tehsil Kralpora in Kupwara district as micro red zone after covid-19 cases were reported from there, officials said on Tuesday.

“In view of prevailing situation and detection of positive cases of COVID-19 virus…the village Teli Mohalla Shuloora Tehsil Kralpora is declared micro Red Zone and consequently there shall be no inward or outward movement of any person(s) from the Zone and the people shall stay indoors strictly,” reads an order issued by the District Magistrate Kupwara Imam Din.

Further Surrounding Villages of Teli Mohalla Shuloora are declared as buffer zones and the inhabitants of these areas shall also restrict their movement and shall not allow relatives visitors to visit their homes without written permission of Administrator concerned, the order reads.

“Tehsildar Kralpora shall act as Administrator for red and buffer zones declared as indicated above,” it said, adding, “Further, the Administrator shall ensure screening of Households in the Red Zone and furnish information as per the prescribed format to this office by 1:00 Pm on daily basis.”

All the officers of the line departments have been asked to ensure the availability of basic facilities including food grains, L.PG, medicines etc in the Red and buffer zones. “They shall promptly respond to medical emergencies and the concerned BMO shall dedicate one ambulance for the Red Zone area.”

The DM also asked the concerned BMO to conduct survey of co-morbid and old age (above 60yrs) people in their area and ensure their sampling in co-ordination with administrator and assisting officials.

“Consequently report to COVID-19 Control Room CMO Office Kupwara on daily basis,” the order reads, adding, “The concerned SHO shall ensure barricading at all the entry points to the Red Zone to prevent inward and outward movement without valid pass issued by Administrator and fumigation of Vehicles of other essential services departments allowed to enter for Public Service delivery.”

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