March 2020 News

Coronavirus Update: Jammu And Kashmir Patient Tests Positive For Virus

7 March 2020
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Srinagar: India reports another case of coronavirus today, taking the total number of people infected with the disease to over 30. One person from Jammu and Kashmir tested positive for cornavirus, confirmed ANI. The patient were admitted at Government Medical College Jammu. Earlier this week, two residents of Jammu and Kashmir were admitted to the hospital with the symptoms of coronavirus. They had a history of travelling to Iran and south Korea, according to a report. 'They have high probability of testing positive,' officials said this morning. Jammu & Kashmir administration has taken several measures to ramp up efforts for prevention and control of COVID-19 in the union territory. Trained staff has been mobilised and an isolation ward has been established. Doctors have been deputed at medical centres across Kashmir. The J&K government has also deputed medical staff to screen foreigners at Srinagar airport. Officials have been tasked to ensure creation of adequate quarantine, isolation and other requisite facilities besides undertaking adequate measures for surveillance of home quarantined persons. In the wake of coronavirus scare, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered the closure of all primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts till March 31. Two Indians who returned this week from coronavirus-hit Italy were preliminary diagnosed positive for the disease, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said here on Saturday. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the world rose to 101,988, including 3,491 deaths, across 94 countries and territories. World Health Organisation called the spread of the virus 'deeply concerning' as a wave of countries reported their first cases of the disease. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged 'that all countries make containment their highest priority.'

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