Former Minister and Ex MLA Bandipora Usman Majid said that transmission of covid typically happens during the day and the government should cut down on gatherings, which could emerge as Covid-19 clusters. He called for a holistic strategy. “Measures such as night curfews, weekend lockdowns have very limited impact in containing or suppressing the transmission. Hence, the administration should focus on strict and effective containment strategy.” He said the policymakers should lead from the front.
He said that Jammu & Kashmir administration should take strict measures ensure that the pandemic does not go out of control and large-scale testing, preparation of adequate facilities and setting up temporary ones should be ensured.
Majid in a statement said tha number of new variant of covid cases are going up and it is the responsibility of the everyone to raise issues and push the government to move away from “PR tactics” and act in the interest of people.
Majid said that nobody should be allowed to venture with Mask. Strong action should be taken against everyone if found violating Covid rule and testing of passengers should be done on arrival at airport and railway stations,” Majid stated.
He added that J&K administration should be fully prepared to fight the third wave of coronavirus and all arrangements should be in place to face any eventuality.
Meanwhile Majid also voiced concern over inadequate medical infrastructure, and said there is a lack of manpower to deal with the pandemic if it intensifies in the UT.