Coronavirus: Jammu and Kashmir reports first case

SRINAGAR: One person in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-2019), reported The Indian Express.

According to the report, the patient had recently travelled to Iran and South Korea and has been kept at a quarantine facility in Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu. The patient is a female of around 63 years of age. Her husband is already under observation and the authorities are trying to locate the passengers of the bus who drove to Jammu from Delhi with her when she landed from a pilgrimage to Iran.

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With this, the UT has reported the first confirmed case of Coronavirus, it said.

Another patient, who had also travelled to Iran and South Korea, exhibiting symptoms similar to coronavirus has been quarantined and the test results are awaited. “The final test report in case of one of the two is positive while another is awaited,” The Indian Express quoted a senior health department official as having said.

Earlier, two persons in Ladakh, with a travel history to Iran, had tested positive for the virus.

In view of the emerging scenario due to the threat of coronavirus, the authorities have ordered the closure of all primary schools in six districts and suspended biometric attendance across the UT till March 31.


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