Coronavirus – Kashmir Media Service https://kmsnews.org/news Latest Breaking News From Kashmir Mon, 04 Oct 2021 04:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.21 IIOJK reports 105 fresh Covid-19 Cases, no death https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/10/04/iiojk-reports-105-fresh-covid-19-cases-no-death/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/10/04/iiojk-reports-105-fresh-covid-19-cases-no-death/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 04:36:10 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=68023 Srinagar, October 04 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, 105 fresh Covid -19 cases were reported even as there was no death due to the virus in the past 24 hours. 81 cases were reported from Kashmir Valley, 21 from Jammu region and 3 cases from Ladakh region, taking the overall tally to …

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Srinagar, October 04 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, 105 fresh Covid -19 cases were reported even as there was no death due to the virus in the past 24 hours.

81 cases were reported from Kashmir Valley, 21 from Jammu region and 3 cases from Ladakh region, taking the overall tally to 350,601 in the territory.

There was no death due to the virus.

Meanwhile, no fresh confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) was reported, the officials said.

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Baramulla admin announces strict corona curfew today https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/06/11/baramulla-admin-announces-strict-corona-curfew-today/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/06/11/baramulla-admin-announces-strict-corona-curfew-today/#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:25:01 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=68011 Srinagar, June 11 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, district administration Baramulla has announced strict corona curfew in the north Kashmir district, today (Friday). An order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Bhupinder Kumar says that only essential services shall be permitted in consonance with May 30 order. Last Friday also, there was complete …

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Srinagar, June 11 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, district administration Baramulla has announced strict corona curfew in the north Kashmir district, today (Friday).

An order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Bhupinder Kumar says that only essential services shall be permitted in consonance with May 30 order.

Last Friday also, there was complete corona curfew in the district.

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14 more died from COVID-19 in IIOJK https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/31/14-more-died-from-covid-in-iiojk/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/31/14-more-died-from-covid-in-iiojk/#respond Mon, 31 May 2021 03:29:40 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67831 Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at least 14 more people died from covid-19 since last evening, taking the total fatality count due to the pathogen to 3884. Most of the deaths were reported from Jammu division, officials told media men. The victims include mostly from Jammu and two from …

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at least 14 more people died from covid-19 since last evening, taking the total fatality count due to the pathogen to 3884.

Most of the deaths were reported from Jammu division, officials told media men.

The victims include mostly from Jammu and two from Pulwama and Islamabad districts.

In this month so far, over 1550 people have succumbed to the virus and it amounts to almost 40% of the total fatalities recorded in IIOJK since the pandemic started in March last year.

Meanwhile, In Ladakh region, 44 Covid deaths were reported in May till date.

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100 Delhi govt teachers have died of Covid since March 20 https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/31/100-delhi-govt-teachers-have-died-of-covid-since-march-20/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/31/100-delhi-govt-teachers-have-died-of-covid-since-march-20/#respond Mon, 31 May 2021 01:28:32 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67801 Delhi, May 31 (KMS): At least 100 teachers and principals of Delhi government schools have died of Covid-19 since last March, when the pandemic first hit the Capital, officials of the directorate of education (DoE) said, after compiling a Covid-19 deaths report covering its 1,030 schools. The report, the officials said, was for the consideration …

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Delhi, May 31 (KMS): At least 100 teachers and principals of Delhi government schools have died of Covid-19 since last March, when the pandemic first hit the Capital, officials of the directorate of education (DoE) said, after compiling a Covid-19 deaths report covering its 1,030 schools. The report, the officials said, was for the consideration of the government to facilitate ex gratia payments and compassionate appointments to family members of the deceased persons.

Ramchandra Singhare, additional district deputy education officer and nodal officer for compensation to teachers who died of Covid-19, said, ‘We have received reports related to around 100 cases from across Delhi government schools as of now. Of these, 92 have been confirmed (as Covid deaths), while the rest are awaiting confirmation as they are very recent deaths. There are around 10 cases of Covid deaths among our non-teaching staff and we are examining these cases as well for payment of ex gratia and compassionate appointments.’

As of Sunday, 24,151 people in the city have died of Covid-19.

The Delhi cabinet on May 13 approved a proposal to provide compensation to families of employees who die of Covid-19 while still in service.

Even as schools were immediately closed when the pandemic hit the national capital last March, teachers remained deployed on Covid-related duties such as door-to-door surveys, ration distribution, registering migrant workers, issuing fines, vaccinations, and identification of travellers from abroad at the airport, among others.

June’s Covid vaccine quota to be 120 million after 79 million in May

Teachers also started attending schools after campuses reopened between January and February this year for students of classes 9 to 12. The schools again shut in April, when the fourth and the most deadliest wave of the pandemic struck the national Capital.

Many among those who died in the month of April and the three weeks of May so far were also engaged in Covid duties when they contracted the infection, say their family members.

Krishan Kant Kapil, 52, a math teacher at the government boys’ senior secondary school in Rithala, was one of such teacher. His son Arpit Kapil said, ‘My father was engaged in dry ration distribution duty among students of his school till April 24. After that, he developed Covid symptoms. Initially, we were trying to treat him at home but his condition worsened and he was shifted to a private hospital on May 11. He died on May 22.’

Kapil said his father’s colleagues asked him to send an application to the government seeking compensation for his father’s death.

Family members of several other teachers who died of Covid-19 said they, too, have submitted all documents with the respective schools for compensation.

Arvind Kumar Sharma, 59, principal of a government school in Ghazipur, had succumbed to the virus on April 30. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. His daughter Sambhavi Sharma said, ‘My elder sister is married and now my mother and I have no one to fend for us — my father was the sole breadwinner. I was preparing for competitive exams and he was guiding me. I do not know what we will do now.’

Her elder sister Vallari Sharma said the school has asked them to submit a death certificate and other documents for claiming a compensation. ‘We are waiting for the death certificate to be issued after submitting the hospital records. No amount of money can compensate our loss, but it will provide some financial security to my mother and sister,’ she said.

The government schools teachers’ association said the number of teachers who died of Covid may be higher than 100.

Ajay Veer Singh, general secretary of the association, said, ‘There are so many cases of deaths among teachers. A colleague of mine had recently succumbed to Covid, a week after her mother-in-law died of the virus. Her husband is still hospitalised and her son is in class 10. We do not know if the department would include her case in the compensation list since she caught the virus at home. The government should also consider all such cases while handing out compensation and making compassionate appointments.’

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Life remains badly affected due to military siege, curfew in IIOJK https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/kashmiris-unable-to-say-friday-prayers-due-to-covid-restrictions/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/kashmiris-unable-to-say-friday-prayers-due-to-covid-restrictions/#respond Sat, 29 May 2021 04:31:24 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67591 Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, normal life continues to remain affected due to continued military siege and corona-lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities. Indian police and paramilitary personnel keep barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley and the Jammu region to prevent …

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, normal life continues to remain affected due to continued military siege and corona-lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities.

Indian police and paramilitary personnel keep barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley and the Jammu region to prevent the movement of people. Most of the shops and other business establishments remain shut while public transport is off the roads.

People could not offer congregational Juma prayers, yesterday, at historic Jamia Masjid, Dargah Hazratbal and other major mosques, shrines and imambargahs in Srinagar and other areas of the occupied territory, due to the severe restrictions.

Indian police arrested 190 persons, lodged 92 FIRs and also imposed fine to the tune of Rs 122,920/- on 964 people in 24 hours on the charges of violating the guidelines/rules throughout the Kashmir valley.

It is to mention here that amid continued strict military siege, the occupation authorities on April 29 imposed a curfew in 11 districts in the name of controlling the surge in COVID-19 cases. The curfew was later extended to all district till May 31.

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Blaming Modi for tackling COVID crisis, farmers launch protest at Patiala https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/blaming-modi-for-tackling-covid-crisis-farmers-launch-protest-at-patiala/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/blaming-modi-for-tackling-covid-crisis-farmers-launch-protest-at-patiala/#respond Sat, 29 May 2021 04:28:13 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67604 Patiala, May 29 (KMS):  Indian farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ugarahan launched a three-day protest in Patiala against the New Delhi and Punjab government for its failure in tackling the Covid-19 crisis and imposing restrictions across Punjab. Over 1,500 farmers gathered at the PUDA ground near the Tripuri police station. The …

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Patiala, May 29 (KMS):  Indian farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ugarahan launched a three-day protest in Patiala against the New Delhi and Punjab government for its failure in tackling the Covid-19 crisis and imposing restrictions across Punjab.

Over 1,500 farmers gathered at the PUDA ground near the Tripuri police station. The farmers sat in straight lines ensuring social distancing, wore face masks, carried sanitisers and water bottles.

BKU general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan said the main agenda of the protest was to list out failures of both Modi-led regime and state government in tackling the COVID situation in Punjab.

“People are dying of lack of beds and oxygen. The authorities have completely failed to provide the required medical facilities to people, who are left to make arrangements of their own,” said Singh.

He added that the union has demand the state government to take control of the private hospitals during the pandemic in order to provide treatment at capped rates.

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India has no vaccination strategy, third wave of Covid-19 likely: Rahul Gandhi https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/india-has-no-vaccination-strategy-third-wave-of-covid-19-likely-rahul-gandhi/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/india-has-no-vaccination-strategy-third-wave-of-covid-19-likely-rahul-gandhi/#respond Sat, 29 May 2021 03:50:27 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67597 New Delhi, May 29 (KMS): Claiming that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his government never understood Covid-19, Indian National Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, has said that the Central government was responsible for India’s current crisis and a third wave of infections was highly likely. Speaking to media persons in a live interaction, Rahul Gandhi …

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New Delhi, May 29 (KMS): Claiming that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his government never understood Covid-19, Indian National Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, has said that the Central government was responsible for India’s current crisis and a third wave of infections was highly likely.

Speaking to media persons in a live interaction, Rahul Gandhi said the “evolving” virus was strengthening by the day, and the central government’s ignorance of its nature was giving the virus space to grow and spread.

Rahul Gandhi also said the “permanent” solution to fight the virus was vaccination, and the reason behind India’s poor Covid performance was because New Delhi had “no vaccination strategy”.

“The problem is that there is no vaccination strategy. The Prime Minister doesn’t think strategically. He is an event manager, he thinks one event at a time,” Rahul Gandhi said. “If the current pace of vaccination continues India will face not only a third wave, but multiple waves of the virus,” he added.

Targeting Modi government, the Congress leader said, “You’re creating a liability for the whole planet. Why? Because you are allowing 97 per cent of the population to be attacked by the virus as only 3 per cent are vaccinated.” He reiterated that the Modi government had become overconfident and focused on “vaccine diplomacy” and was exporting vital Covid jabs to the rest of the world, instead of anticipating a future crisis and need at home.

On India’s Covid-19 death figures, Rahul Gandhi asked the government to tell the truth as the country’s current fatality rate according to him was a lie. “Actual death numbers might be disturbing but we must stick to telling the truth,” he said.

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Female Kashmiri cop dies of COVID-19 https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/female-kashmiri-cop-dies-of-covid-19/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/29/female-kashmiri-cop-dies-of-covid-19/#respond Sat, 29 May 2021 03:00:00 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67593 Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a female Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Indian police died of coronavirus. Dr Abdul Hamid Zargar, the Medical Superintendent District Hospital Ramban, said that the ASI Hanifa Begum posted at Police Station Gool died of COVID-19. He said she was brought to the District …

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a female Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Indian police died of coronavirus.

Dr Abdul Hamid Zargar, the Medical Superintendent District Hospital Ramban, said that the ASI Hanifa Begum posted at Police Station Gool died of COVID-19.

He said she was brought to the District Hospital Ramban on Thursday in critical condition and was given two doses of Ramdesivir and put on oxygen support. “She was later, referred to Chest Disease (CD) Hospital, Jammu, with oxygen support but she died on the way near Mehar in an ambulance,” he added.

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Risking lives in IIOJK, Amarnath Shrine Board still adamant to hold Yatra https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/28/risking-lives-in-iiojk-amarnath-shrine-board-still-adamant-to-hold-yatra/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/28/risking-lives-in-iiojk-amarnath-shrine-board-still-adamant-to-hold-yatra/#respond Fri, 28 May 2021 05:35:48 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67498 Jammu, May 28 (KMS): Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the management of Amarnath Shrine Board is adamant to hold the annual ritual risking lives of many in the occupied territory. Although the Indian government has not taken any decision to whether to allow Yatra at the …

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Jammu, May 28 (KMS): Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the management of Amarnath Shrine Board is adamant to hold the annual ritual risking lives of many in the occupied territory.

Although the Indian government has not taken any decision to whether to allow Yatra at the full scale this year or not the Amarnath Shrine Board is going to hold a meeting next week in which the discuss COVID-19 situation and the modalities whether the Yatra will be allowed to commence at full scale or with a limited number of pilgrims and the exact dates for the pilgrimage.

The 56-day pilgrimage was scheduled to commence from June 28 this year, but was later cancelled over spike in COVID-19 around India.

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84 inmates test COVID positive at Kupwara jail https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/28/84-inmates-test-covid-positive-at-kupwara-jail/ https://kmsnews.org/news/2021/05/28/84-inmates-test-covid-positive-at-kupwara-jail/#respond Fri, 28 May 2021 04:50:40 +0000 https://kmsnews.org/news/?p=67479 Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at least 84 inmates at the district jail Kupwara have tested positive for the COVID virus. Jail authorities said that 20 cases were detected earlier, while 64 more inmates tested positive on Thursday. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) District Jail Kupwara Shahbaz Hussain told …

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at least 84 inmates at the district jail Kupwara have tested positive for the COVID virus.

Jail authorities said that 20 cases were detected earlier, while 64 more inmates tested positive on Thursday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) District Jail Kupwara Shahbaz Hussain told media that a total of 270 inmates, only men are lodged there.

“A total of 20 inmates had tested positive earlier of which six have recovered while 64 more tested positive today (Thursday),” he said.

Ghulam Nabi Sheikh Nodal Officer for COVID said a total of 84 jail inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at district jail Kupwara till Thursday.

Notably, till Wednesday, Kupwara district had alone reported a total of 11,131 cases of which 9,160 have recovered taking active positive cases to 1,833 and 138 have died due to the virus.

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