Coronavirus: All passengers coming from Leh will be quarantined, says DC Srinagar

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District Magistrate Srinagar on Wednesday said that all passengers coming to Kashmir from Leh will be quarantined.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, DC Srinagar Shahid Choudhary wrote “A Srinagar bound AI flight was returned this morning deboarding 25 passengers at Leh while other 81 who landed later have been quarantined. Henceforth all passengers coming from Leh shall have to quarantined. Pl note(sic).”

With Wednesday’s decision to impose mandatory quarantine on all people entering the Valley from the Ladakh region, it is now clear that even those who come here from Ladakh UT through the Leh-Srinagar National highway, which is likely to be thrown open for traffic by the end of this month, will have to be quarantined.

It must be mentioned that eight people have so far tested positive in the Ladakh UT for coronavirus.

This is an alarming number given the fact that the population of Ladakh region that includes Leh and Kargil districts is only 2.74 lakhs.

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