COVID-19: Two children test positive in Srinagar

Joanna Estrada
March 26, 2020

"First death due to coronavirus- 65 years old Male from Hyderpora Srinagar".

The content of the order says, "High-speed (4G) mobile internet services will be restored by tonight in all districts of Jammu, whereas 4G internet services suspension will continue in all districts of Kashmir till fresh assessment of the situation".

The total number of coronavirus cases in India have jumped to 612 and the government is taking tough measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus. In all, 13 persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, three of them are in winter capital of the UT of J-K.

A doctor who is privy to the case told The Indian Express that the patient died in Srinagar Chest disease hospital, where he was admitted from last few days. "The patient had medical history of illness with Sugar, hypertension, obesity", they said.

It is learnt that four others who came in contact with the deceased have been quarantined.

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The patients' travel history has caused anxiety among the health officials, prompting a massive contact tracing. "Preliminary findings suggest they were close contacts of Srinagar patient who tested positive yesterday", government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

Meanwhile, the J&K police and Central armed police forces are on the eighth day running Thursday enforcing restrictions strictly across the Valley as part of a lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of COVIC-19. Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month. The official sources said that as many as 218 FIRs were registered against the lockdown violators till Wednesday.

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