Srinagar: Shahid Choudhary, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, said that eight more positive cases of the coronavirus in Srinagar is not an issue to be panciked. But “a classis tracing success story”.
Mr. Choudhary wrote on his Twitter that the administration had “found a group of non-locals visitors, acted fast, [and] quarantined [them].” He further said that seven out of eight from the group were tested positive, while the eighth was their local contact. “Please help report,” he added.
Earlier in the day, twenty-three people tested positive for the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir; the total number of cases in the Union Territory have risen to 207. Among the total cases, 168 patients are in Kashmir and thirty-nine are from Jammu division.
Lieutenant Governor of J-K, G. C. Murmu, said, “We have 17,000 N-95 masks, 13,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) kits, and 200 ventilators. We will soon have 80,000 rapid testing kits which will be used in red zones identified here, for early detection of COVID-19.”