COVID-19: Man working at baker’s shop in Anantnag among positive cases

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Srinagar: In a first, Anantnag detected a COVID-19 patient after a 41-year-old resident from Shangus village of the district tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old female and 35-year-old male from Gund Jahangir area of Bandipora also tested positive for the infection, taking the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 278.

“For now our luck seems to be holding!!! 8 new cases, 14 recoveries. New cases- 06 from Kashmir and 02 from Jammu Division.14 recoveries, all from Kashmir,” Rohit Kansal, principal secretary information and government spokesman said in a tweet.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) said that test reports of forty-seven samples collected at the tertiary care hospital besides thirty-four from Government Medical College, Baramulla, fifty-four from Budgam, eleven from Kupwara and one from Ganderbal. “Two of these samples came out to be positive and remaining negative.”

These two cases are from Gund Jahangir Bandipora and the contacts of a previous COVID-19 patient.

The sample of Anantnag patient came positive at Chest Disease hospital Srinagar. He was working at a baker’s shop in Sarnal Anantnag area, they said. “Baker and his family are already in quarantine. Also the owner of the shop and his family are also in quarantine in Pahalgam,” they added.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara said all samples from north Kashmir district tested negative today.

“Contact tracing and testing in Red Zones being done and shall continue as a standard procedure,” he said, adding, “Lockdown restrictions shall continue in the present form till 3rd May, with relaxations for farmers and orchardists from 3pm to 5pm subject to social distancing measures.”

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