COVID-19: North Kashmir woman with travel history of Maharashtra sent to Srinagar hospital

A man walks past the government government forces as restrictions are imposed on the movement of people after the first woman was tested positive for COVID-19 in Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan

Srinagar: A woman from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district with symptoms related to coronavirus having her travel history from Maharashtra has been admitted in isolation ward at chest disease hospital (CD) Srinagar late on Friday evening.

A 22-year-old woman (name withheld) who had a travel history of Maharashtra on 17/03/2020, one of the worst hit states in India with at least 50 positive COVID-19 cases, developed some symptoms related to COVID-19 and was immediately referred to Chest disease hospital Srinagar as precautionary measures, where she was quarantined.

A senior doctor that, the patient was with very little symptoms of coronavirus who has a travel history of Maharashtra and have returned on 17 March has been kept in an isolation ward at CD hospital Srinagar after we refer her there yesterday late evening with proper security.

He, however, further said general public must avoid visiting hospital unnecessarily and normal ailments, “We have already given our phone numbers to contact us for any emergency, he said.

An official at CD hospital Srinagar said that they received the patient from Bandipora late evening Friday and her sample was taken for examination, but the result has not yet come, saying that the patient does not seem to have any serious complexions.

Meanwhile, announcements made by Bandipora police continue in main town Bandipora asking People to stay at their homes and obey Government Order. (KNO)

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