COVID-19: Panic in SMC after corporator’s brother tests positive

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Srinagar: A corporator, whose brother concealed travel history and was detected for for COVID-19, has spread panic among the workers, including top-leaders, of Srinagar Municipal Corporation.

The corporator was living with his infected brother and was part of the multiple sanitation drives. Reportedly, the brother of corporator Majid Shuloo, ward Kawdara, had concealed his travel history and was living with his family after arriving in Kashmir.

Sources said that it were neighbours who informed district administration Srinagar about the corporator’s brother; following that, he was put in quarantine on 28 April, four days ago. Later, his samples were taken and he was tested positive.

The corporator was seen yesterday with Mayor Junaid Azim Matuu, Deputy Mayour Parvez Qadri, District President BJP for Srinagar Arif Raja, Corporator from Nishat Aquib Renzu, Private Secretary to Mayor Sheikh Firdous and other staff members.

Meanwhile, the family members of the infected person including the corporator have been put under quarantine. Their samples have been collected and test reports are awaited.

This development forced District Development Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary to come up with a tweet asking people to be responsive and truthful. He tweeted that COVID-19 fight belongs to citizens and they should be alert, responsive and truthful.

Without naming the infected person or his Corporator brother, DDC Srinagar wrote that a person was flagged by neighbours who arrived clandestinely. “Let us not rush, rather follow protocols,” he tweeted and declared Narwaraeidgah area as Red Zone. (KNT)

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