Today ten new positive cases of the novel coronavirus were detected in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Three cases were reported from Jammu division while the rest were from Kashmir — taking the tally to forty-nine.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on COVID-19, out of forty-nine positive cases forty-four are active positive, two have recovered and two have died.
Till date, 11,644 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which also include 355 persons who are in Hospital Isolation and Hospital Quarantine.
722 samples have been sent for testing of which 659 have tested as negative and fifteen reports are awaited till 30 March 2020.
Meanwhile, in case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their door steps by calling on toll free number 108. Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll free number 102.
“Government is taking necessary measures including imposition of lockdown to contain the spread of the virus to protect and safeguard the lives of people and it is therefore critical for each one of us to follow the advisories and take necessary precautions to break the chain of transmission of the disease,” the advisory read.
People have been requested to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and areas and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.
General public has been advised to avoid unnecessary visit to hospitals, in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly by calling on COVID-19 helpline numbers so that they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the right health facility, if needed.
The Advisory urged people to rely only on the information released by the government in this regard through the daily media bulletin to print & electronic media. Furthermore, people are advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.