COVID-19: 489 people walk home after completing quarantine in Srinagar

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Srinagar: At least 489 persons who were quarantined here in different hotels and other Government Buildings have tested negative. All these persons have been sent back to their homes with the suggestion that they should quarantine themselves in homes for next 14 days.

District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdary told Kashmir News Trust that from past 3 days over 600 people, mostly students have been sent to homes and today 489 persons who have arrived in Kashmir from outside country. He said that almost all the people who have concealed their travel histories have come forward. “We are in alarming stage if people still conceal their history, it may prove fatal,” DDC Srinagar said.

Those who were allowed to go to their homes hail from different districts of Kashmir, though majority of them are from Srinagar.

Yesterday 324 persons were sent back to their homes after completing quarantine period.

Those who completed their quarantine period today included females and children as well. They exhibited a positive attitude and said landing in quarantine was in their interest.

“Finally we are leaving for home with a smile on our faces. We had returned from Bangladesh and the most important thing is that we all have tested negative,” said a group of students.

“We got everything from the administration and we really thank them for the arrangements they had made for us,” a group of people outside the hotel said.

Administration had arranged vehicles for these people and they were ferried to their respective district headquarters. (KNT)

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