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11 family members of deceased COVI19 patient from Bandipora test positive

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Bandipora, April 15:   Eleven family members of the deceased Covid19 patient from North Kashmir’s Bandipora were tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday.

The patient from Gund Jahangir area of Bandipora district breathed his last a couple of days after ago at SMHS Hospital.


All the family members and neighbours of the deceased Covid-19 patient were quarantined and their samples were collected. Today 11 family members including children were tested positive.

Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Shahnawaz Bukhari confirmed that 11 members including 6 women tested positive belong to a single family.(KNT)Shortly after his death, police was asked to lodge an FIR against a private hospital owner for negligence as the patient had arrived there amid when other patients especially neonates were present in the hospital for treatment.

The said hospital has been sealed and turned into a quarantine center.(KNT)