Coronavirus: First case reported in Kashmir

Srinagar

Kashmir has reported its first case of coronavirus after a 67-year-old woman from Khanyar area of Srinagar tested positive, said the government on Wednesday late evening.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, government spokesman Rohit Kansal wrote: “First positive case in Kashmir- Khanyar, Srinagar.  History of foreign travel. Arrived on 16/3/2020.  Put in Isolation. Surveillance started in 300m area. Request all to cooperate. Also Immediately self report any symptoms.”

So far four positive cases of coronavirus have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a tweet said there will be restrictions on public transport, assembly of people and some other measures in Srinagar from tomorrow, saying that these measures are being taken in view of a positive case detected in Srinagar.

“There will be restrictions on public transport, assembly of people and some other measures, in #Srinagar from tomorrow. Steps are being taken in view of a positive case detected. Further updates to follow. #Coronavirus,” Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary wrote on Twitter.

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