North Kashmir police officer with COVID-19 like symptoms tests negative

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Srinagar: A police officer suffering from COVID-19 like symptoms in Kupwara, north Kashmir, was tested negative today. The police officer was quarantined with twenty-five other cops after the son of a Sub-Inspector was tested positive for the virus a couple of days ago.

A police officer, who is also a Nodal Officer for the coronavirus in Kupwara, said that twenty-five cops are in quarantine centre and their samples have been taken for tests.

SSP Kupwara Shri Ram Amnedkar said that the Sub-Inspector, who was quarantined, has tested negative. “No cop is the district has been tested positive. We had quarantined a group of cops after the son of a police officer was tested positive, but thankfully the test of that officer was found negative,” Amnedkar said. He added that the cops were put in quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Ansul Garg, said that two more patients were reported positive from red-zone Anderhama area and both are contacts of earlier positive cases. He added that forty-four other samples from Kupwara also tested negative today.

“Testing process will be even more aggressive now in Anderhama area to break the chain. Home delivery of essential commodities including ration, LPG, vegetables, groceries and cash through mobile vans will continue in all red zones to avoid any inconvenience to locals,” he added. ( KNT)

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