J-K is coronavirus free, there is nothing to panic, says official


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Srinagar: A health official in Jammu and Kashmir said there were no confirmed coronavirus cases in the union territory.

He, however advised the public to remain cautious.

Shafqat Khan, Nodal Officer, coronavirus control Jammu and Kashmir, told IANS that 230 samples were collected from across the Union Territory, of which 27 were sent for testing to Delhi.

But all the 230 sample were found to be negative, Khan said.

“Jammu and Kashmir is coronavirus free, there is nothing to panic, however people are advised to remain cautious,” Khan told IANS.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed various officers to ramp up efforts for prevention and control of the fast-spreading virus, which has so far infected 31 people in the country as of Friday.

The officers will ensure the creation of adequate quarantine, isolation and other requisite facilities besides undertaking adequate measures for surveillance of home quarantined persons.

Meanwhile the Kashmir Health Department were on alert to deal with any possible case in the valley.

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