KULGAM, APRIL 10: After a positive COVID-19 case, the second one in the district, was reported from village Sopat in the district, District Magistrate (DM), Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat declared Sopat and Tengpora villages red zone and its surrounding villages, Berigam, Mondhole, Banghall ,Cheyan Adigam of tehsil Devsar buffer Zones.
Meanwhile Naikpora A & B ward No. 02 of Municipal Committee Kulgam, which were earlier declared buffer zones have also been declared red zones.
Notably, this is second positive case of COVID-19 in the district.
Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, there will be no inward and outward movement of any person from red and buffer zone areas.
Meanwhile District Magistrate Kulgam visited Sopat area to monitor the situation saying that it has become imperative to take stringent precautionary measures like declaring village as red zone and surrounding villages buffer zone to break the chain of transmission in the area.
Notably district is under strict restrictions and lockdown down in view of COVID-19.