SRINAGAR, APRIL 05: One hundred and sixty-five (165) more persons who were shifted into administrative quarantine upon their return to Srinagar two weeks ago were discharged Sunday after successfully completing their 14-day quarantine period.
All these persons having returned back in Srinagar two weeks ago had been put under quarantine in top-grade hotels the district administration has requisitioned for use as quarantine facilities.
While most in it belonged to Srinagar this group also included those belonging to other districts of Kashmir. Upon discharge the latter were entrusted to their respective district headquarters in SRTC busses the Srinagar administration had arranged for their convenience. Srinagar residents in the group were all ferried home or entrusted to their families.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar M Haneef Balkhi who has been designated as overall incharge of quarantine facilities established in the district oversaw their discharge and their transportation. Other supervising officers including SDM East Sandeep Singh Bali were also present on the occasion.
The group like all others before was under thorough medical supervision throughout their quarantine period and was discharged after clearance from doctors.
It is notable that there were around 1900 persons who had been put under administrative quarantine in Srinagar. Most of these included those who had returned from overseas countries with most of them being Bangladesh-return.
The remaining overseas-return or domestic travellers in administrative quarantine in the district will complete their quarantine period and will be sent home this week.
Shifting of overseas-return and later domestic travellers into quarantine facilities was part of Srinagar administration’s elaborate preventive measures put in place to contain spread of the COVID-19 disease.