COVID19: Two more test postive in Srinagar

Srinagar: Two more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Srinagar, Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal said.

“2 more cases reported positive in Srinagar. One has confirmed travel history outside India. Full details regarding the second being ascertained,” Kansal said in a tweet.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary also tweeted: “2 more positive cases. Teams are on ground as per SoP. We need to be more alert and cooperative. Pl.”

On March 17, a woman from Khanyar area of Srinagar, who had a travel history of Saudi Arabia was tested positive for Covid-19 and is undergoing treatment at SKIMS, Soura,

Sources said that as part of the procedure, the samples of the duo were sent to an outside laboratory for cross-checking purposes and at both laboratories, the tests came out to be positive.

They said one of them is a resident of Natipora Srinagar and had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 in the same flight (443-Air India) which was boarded by the 67-year-old woman who tested positive on March 18, becoming the first COVID-19 case in Kashmir. The Natipora resident is 57-year-old and had reported to the CD hospital only a couple of days backs, causing a great deal of worry administration. 

The other person is said to be a resident of Hyderpora Srinagar, aged around 65-years, who had returned from New Delhi recently after being part of a ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia. 

As already reported by GNS, the duo was yesterday moved to separate isolation facility at CD hospital, which has since been converted into a Covid hospital along with two other hospitals—SKIMS Bemina and JLNM Rainawari.

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