Srinagar, Jul 20: Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Wednesday urged people of Kashmir not to lower guard against Covid-19 and follow all Covid SOP’s in letter and spirit.
Addressing a presser here, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather said that once cases are declining, people can leave all Covid appropriate behaviour but people must not be complacent and must follow CAB.
He said that marriage season is at its peak and people at crowded places must follow CAB to avoid spread of this virus.
“Almost our entire population is immunized and people who contracted the virus also have immunity and we have herd immunity which has also helped us as cases are mild and hospitalization rate is also very low,” he said.
“There is no need to panic and there is no alarming situation but there is need to remain alert and not to lower guard and follow all SOP’s, ” he said.
Booster doses were so far given to all above 60 years of age besides health care workers and front line workers and the process is going on, he added.
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