Lifting of lockdown has to be graded process: DC Srinagar

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/6/2020 11:02:58 PM

SRINAGAR, June 6: Deputy commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Choudhary today said that lifting of lockdown has to be a gradual and a graded process in due course of time.
Speaking at a function here, he described restrictions to contain spread of coronavirus and the community response indispensable.
The deputy commissioner sought public cooperation for minimising public gatherings, mandatory use of masks, maintaining physical distance, hygiene protocols and staying at home as far as practicable.
Dr Shahid said that the wide ranging interactions with all stakeholders like trade and business community, public health experts, service delivery sectors and religious heads are aimed at preparing the community for precautions and preventive measures required to contain Covid .
Deputy Commissioner launched the capacity building and training of staff drawn from restaurants across city for imparting Covid prevention protocols and mandatory measures to be put in place.
It is pertinent to mention that home delivery of restaurants was permissible in red zone districts however in view of prevailing situation the district disaster management authority initiated capacity building and training of service delivery staff before permitting operation of restaurants. Training certificate for the management and staff, and Covid test has been made mandatory as per the protocol developed by DDMA in collaboration with department of community medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, an official spokesman said.
DC Srinagar said capacity building of all the service delivery sector has been underway for last two weeks to ensure that persons involved in the delivery of goods and services are trained for mandatory precautions to avoid Covid spread, which however should not be construed as lifting of lockdown.
He impressed upon the staff to religiously adhere to the guidelines imparted during training and SOPs developed for operation of restaurant services for delivery of food.
More than 300 personnel from restaurant sector were also tested for Covid and training certificates were provided to individual unit holders.



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