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First batch of 78 corona suspects set to go home after completing quarantine period


Srinagar: Life has come full circle for 78 persons, who were discharged after successfully completing the quarantine period at Hotel Heemal, in Srinagar, on Monday.

Additional Deputy Commissioner and In-charge Quarantine Centers, Srinagar, Syed Hanief Balki told The Kashmir Monitor, a batch of 78 persons including students and some locals will be released on Monday.


“We have begun the process of discharging the quarantined people who have safely passed their incubation period of 14 days,” Balki said.

He noted the process of releasing the quarantined people will be done in a phased manner.

“We are beginning with Hotel Hemaal as of now. The other administrative centers designated as quarantine centers will follow the suit,” he said.

He pointed out that the administration has compiled the list of persons in a district-wise manner. “We are also providing them transport to home. They will be ferried in our SRTC buses so that they face no inconvenience in reaching home,” he said.

As a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus, hundreds of travelers, including students, who arrived in Jammu and Kashmir from other countries, primarily from Bangladesh, were isolated soon upon their arrival and then shifted to the quarantine facilities.

Under the plan, the administration had requisitioned 65 well-equipped hotels and government accommodations as quarantine facilities.