Coronavirus: 324 More Persons Go Home After 14 Days Quarantine


Srinagar Administration on Thursday sent 324 persons home after they completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Students wearing face-masks walk with their belongings after completing 14-days of quarantine at a hotel Pine Spring during government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Srinagar on April 2, 2020. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

All these persons shifted into hotels and government accommodations had returned from different overseas countries with most of them having returned from Bangladesh.

This is the third batch of travellers who were quarantined soon after their arrival at the Srinagar airport. Under the WHO guidelines, people who move from Covid-19 impacted places must stay away to quarantine for not less than 14 days. These people have been asked to stay at home quatrain for the time being.

These persons belonging to different districts of Kashmir were entrusted to their district headquarters in SRTC busses the Srinagar administration had arranged for their convenience. Srinagar residents in the group were all ferried home or entrusted to their families.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar M Haneef Balkhi who has been designated as overall incharge of quarantine facilities established in the district oversaw their discharge and their transportation. Other supervising officers including SDMs East and West Sandeep Singh Bali and Hamida Akhter were also present on the occasion.

The group was under thorough medical supervision throughout their quarantine period and were discharged after clearance from doctors, said an official.

On Wednesday, a batch of 236 individuals was sent home amongst claps by the cops and the civil administration as they boarded the buses read to drop at their residences. A total number of persons discharged so far is now 638.

There are around 1,900 persons who have been put under administrative quarantine in Srinagar after their return mostly from overseas countries.


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