The Administration on Tuesday declared twenty areas of the Kashmir division as Red Zones as a precautionary measure after several COVID positive cases were reported from these areas.

“Mehjoor Nagar, Natipora, Lal Bazar, Eidgah & Shalteng in Srinagar dist. & Chadoora in Budgam district of Kashmir div have been declared as Red Zones,” DIPRK tweeted.“20 villages including Parray Mohala Hajin, Chandergeer Hajin, Batagund Hajin in Bandipora dist, Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena, Parigam, Abhama,Sangerwani & Khaigam in Pulwama dist, Waskura in Ganderbal,Sedew & Ramnagri in Shopian dist,” said the Department of Information & Public Relations, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, on Twitter.

The order was issued in view of the more COVID-19 positive cases from Kashmir which these areas have become vulnerable as far as transmission of the COVID-19 virus is concerned.

As of now, J&K has reported 55 cases, of which two persons have died while two have recovered. As many as 43 cases have been reported in the Kashmir division while twelve cases were reported from Jammu.