COVID-19: Doctor among positive cases in J-K

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A COVID-19 clinic set up in SKIMS hospital of Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

A doctor in Jammu has tested positive for coronavirus and was among 11 persons who were confirmed to have contracted the dreaded disease in J&K on Monday. So far 49 people including 37 in Kashmir and 12 in Jammu have tested positive for the pathogen. Among them, eight tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir and three in Jammu on Monday.

In an ominous development, this is the first case of a doctor contracting the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.

Official sources told GNS that the doctor is working as microbiologist at the microbiology laboratory of Government Medical College Jammu. Sources said all staff working in the laboratory and others who might have come in his contact has been shifted to quarantine and their samples have been taken for tests, they said. (GNS)

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