Jammu, Mar 17:
The Government Tuesday extended J&K Epidemic Disease (COVID-19)
Regulations, 2020 to both the divisions of Jammu and Kashmir to step up efforts
to tackle the contagious coronavirus disease.
were extended to whole of J&K under the orders of Lieutenant Governor
Girish Chandra Murmu which define powers, duties and responsibilities to the
surveillance personnel, duties and responsibilities of Medical Officers and
Practitioners, Enforcement & Offences.
according to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 2615
travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for
surveillance and, so far, three cases have tested positive in Jammu and
Whereas, 2060 persons
have been kept under home quarantine and 28 are in hospital quarantine.
Persons who are
under home surveillance stand at 297 while as 230 persons have completed their
28-day surveillance period.
Bulletin said that 113 samples have been sent for testing, of which 105 tested
as negative and three cases have tested positive, so far, while as reports of
five cases are awaited till March 17, 2020.
has urged the general public to maintain social distancing as it is the key to
stop and prevent the spread of Covid-19 from those who are infected.
includes remaining out of crowded settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and
maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when
possible,” the Government advisory said.
Government has appealed people not to panic and take care of health and protect
general is advised to avoid un-necessary travel and use of public transport;
avoid crowded places and large gatherings, do not spit in public. People must
take basic precautions for personal hygiene; frequent handwashing with soap and
water and observing coughing and sneezing etiquettes,” the Government advisory
If anyone has
fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical care at the earliest.
The advisory also
calls upon the general public to strictly follow the advisories issued by the
Government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the
Government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.