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Covid Containment Measures Saturate second dose of vaccine on priority: LG to officers

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today congratulated the Health Department and District Administrations for achieving a new milestone with 100 percent coverage of first dose of vaccination in UT for above 18 age group.
The Lt Governor was chairing the weekly meetings to review Covid containment measures and status of vaccination coverage with the Covid Task Force and DCs, SPs.

While congratulating the Deputy Commissioners, the Lt Governor directed them to prioritise the saturation of the second dose of covid vaccine.

The Lt Governor further impressed upon the DCs, SPs for robust implementation of Covid protocols and following of Covid SoPs in their respective districts.

During the meeting, the DCs were directed to take prior measures for preventing Dengue in their districts.
Meanwhile, the Lt Governor also passed directions to all the DCs on a number of issues of public importance, including check on the rates of minor minerals, implementation of transportation charges for minor minerals fixed by the Transportation department, besides others.

Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed presentation on the covid containment measures and weekly trend in Covid cases.

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir recorded 51 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Friday, taking the number of infected persons to 3,30,885 while no fresh death was reported in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Of the 51 fresh cases, four were from the Jammu division and 47 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.

They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of cases at 27, followed by five in Budgam.

There are 895 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recovered patients was 3,25,564, officials said.

The death toll due to the pandemic was 4,426, they said.

Meanwhile, officials said there were 47 confirmed cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory.

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