SRINAGAR: At the peak of distress in Kashmir, the good news comes from the desert. At least three patients infected by the Coronavirus have recovered in Ladakh.
The last of the three recovered patients was moved to the quarantine facility from the isolation ward. This was done after the patient tested negative twice in fresh diagnosis, official sources said.
Reports reaching the UT that till October 2019 was part of Jammu and Kashmir said the Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital in Leh had received a total 13 positive cases so far. With three of them recovered, the number of active cases has gone down to 10. Hospital sources said the active cases are stable.
The third recovered patient is basically a health worker who had initially turned positive after he had contacted with the first positive case from the region. However, the UT is still awaiting the results of 15 samples. The last batch of 17 sample results that it received from NCDC in Delhi on March 25 were negative. Later it got two more reports as negative. These included the samples belonging to a co-passenger who had flown with a positive case in Go Air on March 21.
Right now, there are around 1200 people in Leh and Kargil in quarantine. Now, as per the latest decision, the UT Administration will stick a Covid-19 poster at every household of quarantine people to minimise physical contact with them in particular and maintain social distance in general.