Kargil and south Kashmir’s Pulwama are coronavirus free now

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Srinagar: The two districts of separate Union Territories including Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir and Kargil in Ladakh are now COVID-19 free as all the positive patients have recovered and have so far been discharged from the hospitals.

Officials from Pulwama told that three positive patients from Khaigam, Chandgam and Sangervani village of the district who are members of Tableegi Jamaat have recovered and have been discharged from the hospital.

Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Pulwama, Dr Jameel Ahmad Mir told that all the three positive patients from the district have recovered and were discharged.

Pertinently, seven villages including Khaigam, Sangerwani, Abhama villages of Tehsil Rajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of Tehsil Pulwama were declared Red Zone while adjoining villages of these Tehsils were declared buffer zones.

Officials said that people of Red zone area were screened four times and no positive case was reported from the district in last 20 days.

Officials from Ladakh also said that all the four positive patients of Kargil district have recovered and were discharged.

Additional District Magistrate Kargil, Sonam Chosjar has said there is no positive case of COVID-19 at Kargil now as fourth positive case from Sankoo area of the district was also discharged on Wednesday.

“We have one suspected patient at the hospital now and many persons from Iran are returning,” he said.

Pertinently, administration also discharged the close contacts of the 4th positive, who were kept in quarantine in Shakar Chiktan area of the district. (KNO)

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