COVID19: Four more test positive in Kashmir

Srinagar: Four more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Srinagar on Friday, taking the total number of such cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 16.

Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal confirmed that four persons, all residents of Srinagar have been tested positive. “4 more positive cases in Kashmir; all from Srinagar district – 2 have travel history abroad; the other 2 have travel history outside J&K as part of religious congregation,” he said in a tweet.

Head of Department, Chest Disease Hospital, Dr Naveed told KNT that four more patients were tested positive for Coronavirus disease. Two of the infected patients hail from Bemina and two from Chattabal area of Srinagar city.

  Dr Naveed said that two patients from Chattabal area have arrived from the same plane in which the Khanyar woman was on board.

The Khanyar woman was the first case to be reported positive on March 18. These two patients from Chattabal area had landed in Srinagar on March 16 and both have travel history.

   He said that two more persons who were tested positive hail from Bemina and both have probably got infected while participating in a religious event. They are both associated with Tableegi Jammat and probably were in touch with the deceased Covid-19 patient from Hyderpora Srinagar.

   These patients travelled many states of Jammu and Kashmir.

  Meanwhile, test reports of two suspect cases of Covid-19 which were under observation in quarantine ward at GMC Anantnag were screened and they were found to be negative.

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