SRINAGAR: Authorities have driven almost five busloads of passengers who flew from Ladakh to Srinagar. They are being quarantined for mandatory 14 days, informed sources said.
A senior civil administration official put the number of new Leh passengers to be 78.
Almost 35 to 40 medical students from Kashmir who are currently studying in Bangladesh have also landed at the Srinagar airport. Authorities are expected to send them to some quarantine facility also.
For the last two days, authorities have invoked strict measures to ensure that people flying in from outside must stay in quarantine, either at home or in a government facility. On Wednesday, almost a half a dozen busloads who had flown in from Leh were driven to some facility after a long drama at the Srinagar airport. Authorities denied reports that one passenger flying from Leh is yesterday flight was symptomatic.
Already a number of students who were evacuated from Iran have been shifted to a quarantine facility in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Though their number is not known, sources said it has a good number from Jammu and Kashmir.