Srinagar, May 18 : Urging people to avoid spitting in public places, quit chewing tobacco and pan masala and maintain social distancing to defeat spread of coronavirus, Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) government said the final call on lockdown 4.0, which has been extended till May 31 by the Centre, will be taken on Tuesday.
Advising people to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time, the government reiterated that early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so one needs to be responsible for their well-being and everyone around them. Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 1183 total positive cases while 13 persons have succumbed till Sunday evening. However, 575 have also recovered, an official spokesman said, adding that 595 are still active.
As many as over 81,000 tests were also conducted, he added. Describing spitting in public places as a nuisance which spreads COVID-19 infection, he advised the people to quit chewing tobacco and pan masala for a safer and better health. He urged the people to maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others which is the best way to protect themselves against COVID-19 besides frequently cleaning their hands with an alcohol based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so one needs to be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us.
“Not disclosing symptoms could put life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline numbers and seek medical advise”. He reiterated that social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory. (UNI)