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Jammu and Kashmir patient tests positive for virus

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India reports another case of coronavirus today, taking the total number of people infected with the disease to 32. 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.

As the number of known coronavirus cases in India rises sharply, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges all to not believe in rumours regarding virus outbreak.

“I request people to not believe in hearsay and rumours on what to do and what not to do on coronavirus,” Narendra Modi said while addressing Jan Aushadhi beneficiaries. PM Modi also said that one should consult doctor if one feels unwell.


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