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Two new suspected cases of coronavirus at SKIMS

Srinagar : Two new suspected cases of coronavirus are quarantined at SKIMS, Soura on Tuesday.

Incharge Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Dr Ghulam Hassan Yattoo said the two male patients have traveled from Malaysia and Korea. ” The samples have been drawn out and we awaiting the reports,” Yatoo said.


Jammu and Kashmir has stepped up preparedness in order to identify the symptoms and deal promptly with the emerging infection of coronavirus.

Although no positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kashmir, health officials said all hospitals should ensure their staff is trained, and well-prepared to deal with the virus.

The government has been issuing advisories to inform people of the precautionary measures and symptoms associated with coronavirus.

Additional trained staff has been deployed for screening at the Srinagar Airport and an isolation centers have been set-up at Sanat Nagar and quarantine facilities have been extended to different parts of the city so that suspected cases are directly taken to the facility instead of the tertiary care center.

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has also appealed to the government to arrange separate OPDs, outpatient entry and waiting areas and wards for people having flu-like symptoms.

DAK appealed people to enforce the rigorous application of infection prevention and control measures at homes, offices, and schools.