Super Spreader Marriage Functions Take Toll In Kangra

Coronavirus infection cases are on the rise in the district. Till Thursday we registered 3954 cases with 85 deaths in the last 5 days – Rakesh Prajapati (District Magistrate Kangra)

Dharamshala:  Cautioning the people about attending social functions, Rakesh Prajapati, district magistrate of Kangra disclosed that more than 90% of the deaths that have occurred in the ferocious second wave of COVID-19 are of those persons who had attended a marriage function.

District magistrate Rakesh Prajapati speaking to the media on Thursday before imposition of curfew in the state of Himachal Pradesh

Briefing the media on Thursday the magistrate said that Kangra district is the most populated district of the state that’s why there are more than 30 % of tests of the state are being conducted here. The number of positive cases and deaths is also touching 30% of the state figure in Kangra district, he said.

“The corona cases are on the rise in the district. We have registered 3954 cases and 85 deaths in the last five days of May 21. We have increased the Covid ambulance fleet from 5 in the district to two in each subdivision. The fleet of death vans has also been raised as covid cremations are being conducted by the administration. We are increasing the bed [email protected] 50 beds per day. The district has 60 ventilator facilities at the moment,” said Prajapati.

The situation regarding increasing bed capacity in the hospitals is under control, said Prajapati.

He said that Corona curfew would be implemented in the district till 17th May.

Covid Data Source: Google

During this period banks would be open from ten am to two pm. Petrol pumps will remain open in the district. Milk, vegetable, and ration shops will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Private and government Construction works will continue. Interstate bus service will continue and entry from other states on the border will be through e-pass. You must Requires RTPCR negative report of 72 hours to enter HP.

He further added that the salons will remain closed during the Corona curfew. Hotels will be open in the state. Taxi service will also continue, only 50 percent people will be allowed to sit in it. The vehicular workshops will be open. Private motorists will be allowed to go ahead only after a police investigation. Action will also be taken on those who charge higher prices of vegetables and fruits.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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