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Kashmir COVID-19 free so far, two more test negative


Srinagar, Mar 5: Officially, Kashmir continues to be coronavirus free as two more persons with related symptoms have tested negative.

At the same time, a senior doctor at SKIMS Friday said that one more person with “symptoms akin to coronavirus” was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.


“We have discharged one person and the number of people kept in isolation remains five,” the medico added.

The J&K government has already claimed that it was in a state of high-alert to keep at bay the coronavirus.

So far 230 people who have recently travelled outside are presently surveillance in J&K. Of them, 162 are in Kashmir.  

Dr Shafqat Khan, designated Nodal Officer, said two test reports were received and both have come as negative.

He again stressed that there was no need to panic as the government has already taken “all required measures”. 

On Wednesday the government announced the COVID-19 control efforts and as part of it, the administration made Bhupinder Kumar (Mission Director National Health Mission) as Overall Incharge of the coronavirus control efforts at the Union Territory Level.