Continuing Iconic Week celebration, Chief Secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta, today inaugurated first of its kind an open air theatre and laser show in middle of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar; Principal Secretary, H&UDD, Dheeraj Gupta; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole; Secretary Tourism and Culture, Sarmad Hafeez and Director Tourism, G N Itoo were also present on the occasion. The dignitaries along with other guests watched “Kashmir ki Kali” movie telecast on open air theatre. The show was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department in collaboration with Smart City Srinagar and Mission Youth J&K. Earlier, Chief Secretary inaugurated laser show at Ghat Number- 7, where a short film on history of houseboats in Kashmir was also telecasted on an open houseboat. The dignitaries also inspected the gallery displaying old testimonials, periodicals and photographs depicting old pictures houseboats in river Jhelum and Dal Lake, Kashmiri Culture and traditional cuisine. On the occasion, a shikara rally adorned and shining with lights passed through Nehru Park to Kabootar Khana with local artists singing and dancing Kashmiri songs which enthralled guests and all passersby through the Boulevard road. A fleet of shikaras and houseboats were kept available for tourists to join the celebrations and witness laser show and film. The tourists were upbeat who appreciated the tourism department for organizing such programmes and facilitating them to witness it.

The Government today informed that 90 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 07 from Jammu division and 83 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 332053.

Moreover, 81 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 12 from Jammu Division and 69 from Kashmir Division.

The Bulletin informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported today.

On COVID vaccination, the bulletin informs that 68,169 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 14,525,004.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 332053 positive cases, 872 are Active Positive (108 in Jammu Division and 764 in Kashmir Division), 326749 have recovered and 4432 have died; 2176 in Jammu division and 2256 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 16124429 test results available, 332053 samples have tested positive and 15792376 samples have been tested as negative till date. Besides, 39,678 COVID tests have been conducted in last 24 hours.

Till date 3820136 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 6299 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 872 in isolation and 448835 in home surveillance. Besides, 3359698 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases reported today, the Bulletin said that Srinagar reported 48 cases, Baramulla reported 13 cases, Budgam reported 11 cases, Pulwama reported 01cases, Kupwara reported nocase, Anantnag reported 03 cases, Bandipora reported 02 cases, Ganderbal reported 05 cases while Kulgam and Shopian reported no fresh cases for today.

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