Deputy Commissioner, O P Bhagat on Monday informed that 849 persons have completed their quarantine period and were sent back to their respective homes in SRTC buses from Chadwal in Kathua.
The DC informed that as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus, hundreds of travellers, including students, who arrived in Kathua from Lakhanpur, were isolated soon upon their arrival and then shifted to the quarantine facilities. More than 65 quarantine facilities have been established in the district for accommodating these inmates where they were provided food and shelter since March 23.
District administration has made elaborate arrangements to send these inmates back to their respective districts. 241 inmates of the Jammu division were sent through public transport while 6 inmates were sent in their private vehicles. 424 Kashmir based inmates were sent in public transport whereas, 31 inmates were sent in their private vehicle. Similarly, 146 Kathua based inmates were sent back to their home in public transport.
The DC appealed them to maintain safe physical distance and wear a mask while going outside.
ADC Kathua, Atul Gupta, Nodal Officer for female-specific issues, Suninderjeet Kour, Dy. SP HQ, Majid, and other concerned nodal officers were also present on the occasion.