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.”