Press Trust of India

Mask up, DM tells people in Leh as covid cases surge

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Leh: Amid sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in Ladakh, the administration has made wearing of face masks mandatory for public in Leh district of the union territory.
As per an order issued by District Magistrate Shrikant Balasaheb Suse on Thursday, the wearing of facemasks is mandatory for the people in public places in Leh to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
In case of any violation of the order, the violator will be fined Rs 500, the DM said.
Ladakh has reported 22 fresh cases of coronavirus, thereby increasing the infection tally to 28,411, while 11 patients were cured and discharged from the hospital on Thursday, officials said.
The number of active Covid cases has gone up to 78 in Ladakh — 77 in Leh and one in Kargil.
Meanwhile, Ladakh reported seven fresh Covid cases that took the infection tally to 28,418 on Friday, officials said.
All the new cases were recorded in Leh, they said.
So far, 228 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Ladakh. Of these, 168 deaths were reported from Leh and 60 from Kargil, according to officials.
The number of active cases stands at 79 — all in Leh, they said.
A total of 174 sample reports were tested in Ladakh. Of them, 122 in Leh and 45 reports in Kargil were found to be negative, officials said.
Five people were discharged from hospitals — four in Leh and one from Kargil — taking the overall recoveries to 28,110, officials said.
As many as 73 passengers were screened at the Leh airport, 851 passengers, including drivers and helpers of trucks and light motor vehicles, were screened at Khaltse and 307 were screened at Upshi check post on the highway, they added.


Press Trust of India

Press Trust of India is lead news agency of India

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *