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Advisor Baseer Khan visits Zig Qazigund, directs testing of medical staff, other employees | KNO

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Anantnag, Jun 01 (KNO): Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday directed Anantnag district administration to ensure COVID-19 testing of doctors, paramedics and other employees. The Advisor passed the directions while inspecting Zig Qazigund here to take stock of screening and other arrangements. He also directed Deputy Commissioner Anantnag to ensure social distancing, proper sanitization in all hospitals/offices and other public places to protect people from the spread of COVID-19 infection. He also asked for ensuring all necessary arrangements in quarantine centres established at the district. Earlier, DC Anantnag, K K Sidha visited Government Higher Secondary School, Qazigund which is being converted into a quarantine centre having 30 bed capacity in 05 rooms. He asked SDM Doru to make necessary arrangements including furnishing, fumigation and other required stocks for the proposed quarantine centre. Sidha also visited screening centres of lower Munda Toll Post and Zig Qazigund to take stock of arrangements and screening facilities for passengers and drivers. On the occasion, he asked concerned to ensure proper screening of all passengers and drivers entering the valley from Jawahar Tunnel Qazigund –(KNO) COVID-19: Summer vacation of HC, Distric,t Subordinate Courts cancelled Jammu, Jun 01 (KNO): The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, in view of prevailing circumstances arising out of COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on functioning of Judicial entities, has cancelled its ensuing summer vacation, scheduled to be commenced from 8th June, 2020. Besides, the routine fifteen day summer vacation in District and Subordinate Courts located in summer zone of Jammu division shall not be observed this year. The order, issued in this regard by the J&K High Court, stated that the summer vacation shown in the High Court calendar for the year 2020 from 8th to 26th June, 2020 (both days inclusive), shall be the working days in the High Court except the gazetted holiday on 18th June, 2020 and Saturday 13th and 27th June, 2020. “Considering the severe hardships faced by the litigants in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh due to the impeded functioning of the Courts on account of lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it would be highly inappropriate and un-justified to proceed with the ensuing summer vacation in the High Court of J&K and Subordinate Courts in Jammu division.” the order explained further –(KNO)

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