Saudi returned woman becomes first COVID19 case in Kashmir

March 18, 2020

Srinagar, Mar 18: The first coronavirus case in Kashmir was confirmed by authorities on Wednesday.

A local woman who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia was tested positive making her the first such case in the valley.

Confirming the development, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Shahid Choudhary wrote on his Twitter handle: “There will be restrictions on public transport, assembly of people and some other measures, in Srinagar from tomorrow. Steps are being taken in view of a positive case detected. Further updates to follow.”

He added that the woman had recently arrived from Saudi Arabia.

Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal added more details about the case: “First positive case in Kashmir- Khanyar, Srinagar.  History of foreign travel. Arrived on 16/3/2020.  Put in Isolation. Surveillance started in 300m area. Request all to cooperate. Also Immediately self report any symptoms.”


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  1. Everyone in Srinagar espatialy people of downtown protect himself by touching any one inecessarily by corona virus disease.Don’t hand shake any one if doing please hand-wash thoroughly.

  2. Stay happy…Stay hygenic don’t subside from doing things like Sanitizing and washing and disinfecting…Don’t panic if its cough or sneezing its seasonal…Nothing else…

  3. Why she was let to enter in kashmir .Wasn’t she tested at airport. We will pray to God for keeping all kashmiri safe from coronavirus (covid-19)

  4. May allah save this Valley people from the spread of COvit-29.
    All my Kashmiri brothers and sisters are requested to stay at home and avoid mixing with each other. Do not and shake and avoid talking at close proximity. Keep distance of 1 Mt away from each other. Do not eat street or open food stuffs. Avoid un necessary travel in buses and visiting Hospitals.

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