Srinagar 23 February (KNB): The increase in the cases of Covid19 cases in the southern part of India and other states for some weeks is an indication of its likely spread across other states, and to protect Kashmir from it, precautions needs to be followed, said Pulmonologist and Head of Department (HoD) Dr Naveed Nazir of Chest Diseases Hospital, Srinagar.
Nazir said that the initial cases of Covid19 in the country were reported from Kerala, which then spread to other parts. “However, the cases have been spurred from some weeks in Kerala, Maharashtra, and other states as a likely indication of a second wave of covid19 infection going to spread,” he said.
He further said that Kashmir is in good condition as far as present Coronavirus cases are concerned, but precautions need to be followed to stem the likely spread of the second wave of covid19.
However, the active cases of Covid19 in J&K were recorded on Monday as 735, with most of them reported in Kashmir.
On the question about the severity of the second wave, he said that nothing can be said as of now, but the scientific data shows that it can be more transmissible and more infectious.
Dr Naveed further said that people need to adhere to already given guidelines and SOPs to defeat the likely spread of the second wave of Covid19 cases in Kashmir. (KNB)