SRINAGAR/JAMMU, April 9 -- The coronavirus cases in Srinagar are surging fast as around half of Kashmir's total infections in the first week of April have been reported in district.

The health department's data shows that 3,867 people were infected by the virus in the first week of April in Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmir saw 2,755 cases of which, 1,347 were reported in Srinagar.

"In densely populated areas like Srinagar, the virus is spreading rapidly. It is a crowded place and people are taking fewer precautions," said Kashmir Doctors' Association president and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan.

"The virus especially spreads through gatherings in closed spaces and we have been witnessing many indoor functions and social functions here,"...