Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Corona Bulletin

12 new positive cases reported today, 485 cases recovered till date in JK
Smokers are at higher risk of Corona infection; Advisory tells people
JAMMU, MAY 14: The Government Wednesday informed that 12 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 04 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 983.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 983 positive cases, 487 are Active Positive, 485 have recovered and 11 have died.
Moreover, 19 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 63515 test results available, 62532 samples have tested as negative till May 14, 2020.
Furthermore, till date 103290 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 26603 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 152 in Hospital Quarantine, 487 in hospital isolation and 12383 under home surveillance. Besides, 63654 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 134 positive cases with 16 Active Positive, 117 recovered (including 09 recoveries today), 01 death; Srinagar has 142 positive cases (including 05 reported today) with 54 Active Positive, 84 recovered, 04 deaths; Anantnag district has 145 positive cases with 121 Active Positive, 23 recovered (including 06 recoveries today), 01 death; Baramulla has 110 positive cases with 50 Active Positive, 57 recovered, 03 deaths; Shopian has 107 positive cases (including 02 new cases reported today) with 47 Active Positive, 60 recovered; Kupwara has 83 positive cases with 38 Active Positive, 45 recovered; Budgam has 52 positive cases with 34 Active Positive and 18 recovered cases (including 04 recoveries today); Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 09 Active cases and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 72 positive cases with 66 Active Positive and 06 recoveries; Pulwama has 14 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 10 active positive, 04 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 38 positive cases with 11 active positive cases and 26 recoveries and 01 death; Udhampur has 23 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 03 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 11 positive cases with 07 Active Positive and 04 recoveries; Rajouri has 04 positive cases who all have recovered; Kathua has 17 positive cases with 16 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered; Ramban has 04 positive case (including 03 reported today) with 03 active positive and 01 recovered while Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered today.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
As per the bulletin, the public in general has been informed that smokers are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection , Stop Smoking now; The act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increase the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth, smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase risk of serious illness, smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouth pieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 and conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.
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[9:36 pm, 14/05/2020] +91 88250 48183: Govt constitutes Committee to accelerate recruitment process in J&K
JAMMU, MAY 14: The government has constituted a committee to accelerate recruitment to government vacancies and ensure certain principles of transparency, inclusiveness and speed are maintained in the recruitment process.
As per an official order issued here today in this regard, sanction has been accorded to constitution of this Committee which will comprise of Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Agriculture/Horticulture Department as its Chairman and Nodal Officer while Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner Secretary, Labour & Employment Department, Farooq Ahmad Lone, Secretary, General Administration Department and Achal Sethi, Secretary, Department of Law, Justice &.PA would be other officers of the Committee.
The terms of reference of the Committee shall be to identify the vacancies for being filled up on immediate basis with priority to Class-IV vacancies; finalizing the procedure to be followed for recruitment, so that the principles of transparency and inclusiveness are maintained and the process of recruitment is concluded speedily; to ensure that necessary sanctions/approvals are obtained, rules notified (wherever required) for enabling Services Selection Board to commence the process of recruitment immediately and removing hitches in the recruitment process, if any.
The Chairman/Nodal Officer shall be responsible for the tasks assigned to the Committee and he shall be assisted by other officers of the Committee.
The Committee shall meet frequently, if necessary on daily basis, and interact with Administrative Secretaries to ensure that the indent(s) for recruitment(s) is forwarded to Service Selection Board by 22nd May, 2020.
The Committee will continue to monitor the process till the recruitment process is completed.