Omicron threat: Ready to tackle any situation, says govt

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SrinagarAs the threat of new Covid variant, Omicron is looming, the administration on Friday said that it is fully prepared to tackle any situation and that the public support is must to tackle any eventuality.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole while talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the public has to play a pivotal role in keeping the new Covid variant, ‘Omicron’ at bay. He said that in order to tackle the threat of the new Covid variant, the active support of the public is a must.

He said that if people follow Covid Appropriate Behavior in letter and spirit, the government will be able to defeat the new variant easily. He appealed to people to wear face masks, maintain physical distance, wash hands regularly, avoid unnecessary travel and maintain hygiene.

Pole said that the government was ready to tackle any situation as it is fully prepared for any situation and there was no need to worry but the public must follow the government’s directions and adhere to Covid Appropriate Behavior.

“Directions have been already passed to the concerned authorities for establishment of IT desk at Srinagar International Airport to get the details of Srinagar bound international travelers in advance so that passengers arriving to connecting flights are not missed and private RT-PCR facilities must be made available at the airport for those persons who will prefer to avail it,” he said.

He said that the authorities have also been directed to maintain proper registration of persons including their contact details admitted by respective quarantine centres—(KNO)

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