mid a spike in COVID cases, Jammu and Kashmir government has classified Srinagar as an orange zone while all other districts have been declared as green zones, whereas Lakhanpur was declared as a containment zone.
In an order, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said that in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 districts Jammu and Kashmir have been classified into Red, Orange and Green zones.
As per the order Srinagar has been classified as an Orange zone in view of the spread of COVID-19.
The order states that a detailed review of the current COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir was conducted with the Financial Commissioner, Health, Divisional, Commissioner, Jammu/Kashmir and other officers for an overall assessment of the situation pertaining to the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, the trend in new cases particularly the recent spike in new cases and the risk perception of the Health department vis-a-vis each district and the need to control further spread of COVID-19.
“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the State Executive Committee hereby orders that the classification of districts into Red, Orange and Green categories for Jammu and Kashmir will be as under,” the order states.
The order states that Lakhanpur containment zone on the NH-44 with a buffer of 500 meters radius and Jawahar tunnel area on either side has been classified as Red zone while all districts of Kashmir except Srinagar and all districts of Jammu province have been classified as Green Zones.