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EID al- Adha: Authorities to frame SOPs to contain spread of COVID-19

Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Srinagar, July 10(KINS): The authorities here in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir will frame Standard Operating Procedures on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID during the upcoming Eid al- Adha.


The officials in the administration told news agency KINS that there are chances that during the Eid festival large numbers of people could gather in specific locations for religious worship, exhibitions and cultural functions.


“To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, it is important that necessary preventive measures are followed for such events”.


He said that the administration will identify spatial boundaries and prepare a detailed site plan which would facilitate compliance with physical distancing Covid test and sanitization.


“In case of rallies and immersion processions, the number of people should not exceed the prescribed limit and proper physical distancing and wearing of masks must be ensured. In any case, the number of such rallies and the distance covered by them may be kept within manageable limits”.


“Events should have adequate measures to ensure a cap on physical numbers. Festive events will be permitted only outside the Containment Zones. People residing inside Containment Zones should be encouraged to observe festival inside their homes and not move out” the official maintained.


He said that close circuit cameras may be considered to monitor compliance of physical distance norms and wearing of masks at each venue.


“Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of six feet in public places as far as feasible,” the official added.(KINS)

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