RTI activist, CRPF man among 22 dead in Kashmir; 3420 test +ve

A warning sign outside a police bunker in Srinagar on Sunday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
A warning sign outside a police bunker in Srinagar on Sunday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Fayaz Bukhari
SRINAGAR, May 9: Kashmir reported 3420 positive cases of COVID-19 and 22 people died due to infection taking the Jammu and Kashmir death toll to 2726 today.
Meanwhile, normal life remained affected in Kashmir today for the 11th day due to lockdown in the wake of record surge in coronavirus cases.
Police and paramilitary forces put barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar as well as in other district headquarters of the Valley to prevent the movement of people. However, essential and emergency services were allowed. Most of the shops, and other business establishments remained shut while thin public transport was plying with 50 percent capacity.
Police arrested 11 persons, lodged 10 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 88,050 from 677 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir. Besides, two vehicles were also seized in Budgam for violating guidelines/restrictions and indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. Twelve shopkeepers were also booked by police in Kulgam for violating
And a Right to Information activist and a CRPF man was among 22 people who died due to COVID infection in Kashmir today.
Noted Right to Information activist and senior member of J&K RTI Movement and Trustee Environmental Policy Group (EPG) Mohammad Ramzan Khan died today after battling for life for several days to COVID-19 infection.
Khan, 70 , who originally from Gurez valley of Bandipora had been living in Kralpora area of Srinagar for the last 11 years.
A 50-year-old CRPF trooper from 96 battalion posted in Mattan Anantnag also died in Srinagar hospital today after battling for life for several days.
Others who died today include an 80-year-old man from Alijan road Soura, a 60-year-old man Sangeen Darwaza Hawal, an 83-year-old woman from Rajbagh Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Bemina, an 80-year-old woman from Hyderpora Srinagar, a man from Check Arsla Khan Bandipora, an 80-year-old man from Gulab Bagh Srinagar, an 80-year-old woman from Malshaibagh Ganderbal, a 46-year-old man from Rajbagh Srinagar, a 58-year-old woman from New Theed Harwan, a 55-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam died at CD hospital and a 55-year-old man from Laktipora Anantnag.
And among 3420 COVID-19 cases reported today in Kashmir, Srinagar reported 920 cases, Baramulla 454, Budgam 508, Pulwama 158, Kupwara 277, Anantnag 415, Bandipora 85, Ganderbal 135, Kulgam 281 and Shopian 187.
With fresh cases Srinagar has 53134 positive cases with 11179 active, 41342recovered, 613 deaths; Baramulla has 16404 positive cases with 4028 active, 12164 recovered, 212 deaths; Budgam reported 13919 positive cases with 3510 active, 10266 recovered, 143 deaths; Pulwama has 9002 positive cases with 2212 active, 6672 recovered and 118 deaths; Kupwara has 8349 positive cases, 1621 active, 6619 recoveries, 109 deaths; Anantnag district has 10194 positive cases with 3711 active, 6364 recovered, 119 deaths; Bandipora has 6241 positive cases, with 825 active and 5347 recoveries,69 deaths; Ganderbal has 6279 positive cases with 966 active, 5257 recoveries and 56 deaths; Kulgam has 6412 positive cases with 2867 active, 3473 recoveries and 72 deaths while as Shopian has 3966 positive cases,1067 active cases, 2855 recoveries and 44 deaths.
Moreover, 2423 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1799 from Kashmir Division.