DC Kupwara appeals youth to come forward for vaccination


KUPWARA : Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din today while addressing press appealed youth below the age of 45 year to come forward and vaccinate themselves at nearest vaccination centres established across the district so that the possible 3rd wave of COVID-19 could be defeated.

While providing details about the present situation of covid in the district, the Deputy Commissioner said that there are 37 active cases in the district, of which 26 are in home isolation and 11 under administrative quarantine.

He said recovery rate in the district stands at 98.57% which is satisfactory adding that the weekly positivity rate has slightly declined to 0.22% which is also satisfactory. He congratulated all the stakeholders involved in Covid mitigation efforts including Health and other allied departments.

Regarding vaccination, the Deputy Commissioner said that 100% vaccination of above 45 year population has already been achieved and 50% population of 18+ age group have also been vaccinated so far in the district.

The Deputy Commissioner urged upon the youth below 45 year age to come forward and vaccinate themselves at nearest vaccination centres for their safety against the COVID. He appealed the people of Kupwara district to follow all COVID SOPs in letter and spirit by usage of masks, hand hygiene and maintaining of social distance so as to keep the district free from the pandemic.


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