x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Locust Attack: J&K Govt puts Agriculture, depts on alert, seeks pre-emptive measure | High Court dismisses plea on PSA detention of advocate Mian Qayoom | Domicile law failed to address people’s issues: Partap | Social Welfare Deptt Reasi sanctions 3000 pension cases during Covid-19 | After reaching Delhi Omar starts ‘showing teeth’ to Centre | Kashmir Solidari Tea: Now Pak stooges to enjoy tea webinar cooked in ‘innocent blood’ | ‘Don’t blame BJP for 4G now, it can take credit for restoration later! | BJP’s another gift of discrimination to Jammuites | ‘Ineligible’ engineers occupy top posts in JKPDC | SAC gets silent burial as J&K Govt pulls down website | Despite Supreme Court directions cutters, mills, saw mills continue to operate in Sunderbani | Death of Baramulla man pushes death toll due to COVID-19 to 27 in JK, 115 fresh cases reported | Nearly ‘84,000’ vacant posts in JK UT, Govt to fill maximum posts in current year | HM, Jaish-e-Mohammad wanted to carry out 2019-type attack in Pulwama: JKP | End dependence on Kashmir | Dragon Dares India | Covid-19 and global systems: Capitalism vs. Socialism | Govt. Orders no oral test for posts upto and including Pay Level 5 | Power shut down | Transgenders to get pension | Govt Announces CAT Benches In Jammu, Srinagar | Warning for TS, lightning, gusty winds in J&K to continue for next 72 hours | Glorified as ‘Math Teacher’ by ‘intellectual mercenaries’ Naikoo was also involved in making youth drug addicts | Pregnant woman tests positive at MCCH Anantnag after delivery | Commission to get possession of its office in the Legislative Council Building Srinagar soon | ‘Technical Education Department’ to be called ‘Department of Skill Development’ | Police book 4 persons for disobeying quarantine rules | Ajeet Sahu reviews progress on key JSD projects | Repatriation flight is tentatively scheduled from Muscat to Srinagar on June 2 | PRS counters open for general public at J&K Railway Stations | DLSA Jammu launches helpline numbers to facilitate stranded labourers | Dwivedi chairs SLC meets, clears Rs 8.24 cr subsidy claims | Fast track recruitment set to begin in J&K | DLSA Rajouri holds awareness drive ,Urges people to maintain social distancing, hygiene | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Excise Commissioner assesses proposal to rent out deptt’s assets to NHAI | Doda Girl recoveres from COVID 19 sent back to Home | Adamant Principal not willing to sign salary bills of Class IV employees | Lt Guv administers oath to BR Sharma as Chairman JKPSC | DFO says its normal, as per procedure | 61 positive cases reported in north Kashmir, 245 are active positive cases | TMF demands clarity on implementation of PMJAY | CC Bank presents cheque to Advisor Khan towards J&K Relief Fund | SRL Diagnostics launches drive through for COVID-19 sample collection in Jammu | Power Employees resent Union Government proposal to privatize power distribution sector | Back Issues  
 
news details
Travelers, Tableegi Jamaat members push Kashmir to edge
4/1/2020 12:01:36 AM

Early Times Report

Jammu, Mar 31: Surge in number of COVID-19 positive cases especially in Kashmir region has created fear about the virus having spread within the community.
An analyst while talking to Early Times said, “There are many reasons for the COVID-19 spreading so fast in Kashmir. During winters most of the Kashmiris don’t stay in the Valley and move to different places within and outside the country. After the outbreak of Coronavirus many people returned to Kashmir but hid their travel histories.”
He said, “On the other hand members of Tableegi Jamaat have also played their role in spreading this infection across Kashmir. After returning from different places they kept on visiting the areas in Kashmir. This has led to the virus getting transmitted to the other people.” The analyst said, “The situation in Kashmir has turned grim and authorities despite making desperate attempts are unable to trace the people with travel histories. Members of Tableegi Jamaat have held congregations. It’s becoming difficult to trace the people who attended these gatherings and then returned back to their normal lives. Some people are not coming forward as they believe that it’s a social stigma.”
An observer said that officials are saying that nearly 12000 people are under quarantine. “The way chain is growing in Kashmir it seems numbers can peak at a very rapid pace.”
According to the reports the COVID-19 suspects admitted in various Kashmir hospitals are complaining about lack of facilities and doctors not coming forward to treat them. The doctors have been alleging that they have not been provided with the protective gear and their lives have been put at stake. “Kashmir is facing multiple problems. Jammu is still better as the numbers are under control and the medical staff is not complaining,” the observer said.
Another analyst said, “Administration will have to put in extra efforts to prevent COVID-19 time bomb from exploding in Kashmir. The possibility about community transmission is not a good sign.”
He said, “Members of Tableegi Jamaat should confine themselves within their homes and follow the directions. If they keep on carrying on their activities they will put more people in trouble. The COVID-19 virus is hitting everyone. It’s making no discrimination on the basis of colour, caste, creed or religion. People should learn from their mistakes.”
An expert said, “We need to understand a simple logic. When we move virus moves. When we stop moving virus stops moving and gets killed. Ball is in our court and we have to make a choice.”
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU