6 New Coronavirus Positive cases in Kashmir

All six are residents of Kashmir division, officials have said while adding that the 10-year-old had come in contact with a man who was earlier tested positive for Covid-19.

  • 31st Mar 2020

A 10-year-old boy is among six new novel coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir, which has taken the tally to 55 on Tuesday.

All six are residents of Kashmir division, officials have said while adding that the 10-year-old had come in contact with a man who was earlier tested positive for Covid-19.

Six new positive cases confirmed in Kashmir division. All are contacts of previous positive cases. Meanwhile, contact tracing continues in both Jammu and Kashmir Divisions. Please cooperate. Let's #Fightittogether, tweeted Rohit Kansal, principal secretary, information department.

Official sources said the boy, a resident of Eidgah in Srinagar, has no history of travel. He, however, had hugged a man who had later tested positive for coronavirus, a senior doctor has told a news agency. He also confirmed that the boy’s test came out to be positive early Tuesday morning.

Two among those who tested positive are presently admitted to JNLM hospital in Srinagar and had come in contact with a man from Bemina who has also tested positive.

With these fresh cases on Tuesday, the number of Covid-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir has now gone up to 55.

On Monday, J&K recorded second single-day jump in Covid-19 cases as 11 persons were confirmed to have contracted the dreaded disease in J&K, including a doctor in Jammu. This is also the first case of a doctor contracting the novel coronavirus in the erstwhile state.

Officials said the doctor works as a microbiologist at the microbiology laboratory of Government Medical College in Jammu. While the doctor has been moved to isolation, the laboratory staff and others who might have come in his contact have been quarantined.

Meanwhile, the government has said several areas surrounding location of Covid-19 cases or untraced contact cases had to be sealed in Jammu, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, and Rajouri in the interest of controlling spread of the disease.

This is purely in the interest of controlling spread of #coronavirus, and helping identification of contacts on real time basis, J&K spokesperson Kansal said.

Inconvenience so caused is temporary in nature but benefits will be immense. Request all to cooperate and take it in right spirit, he added.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said the sealing of the areas is important and indispensable.

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https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/coronavirus-in-india-10-year-old-boy-among-6-new-covid-19-cases-in-kashmir-1661766-2020-03-31


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