10 test positive for Covid-19 in Samba, Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir

An official said six cases surfaced in Kathua and four in Samba and all the infected were in quarantine.
10 test positive for Covid-19 in Samba, Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir
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Ten persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Kathua and Sambadistricts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said.

An official said six cases surfaced in Kathua and four inSamba and all the infected were in quarantine.

"Today, we have detected five positive cases in Basohli andone in Hiranagar," said Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, OP Bhagat.

Bhagat said that these positive cases had a travel historyof Delhi and one person had reached Lakhanpur in a truck from Punjab. However,all of them had been kept under administrative quarantine, he said.

"We are keeping a close watch on the situation and everyoneis being screened properly so that no positive person can mix with thepopulation soon after reaching Lakhanpur," he said.

Earlier, SSP Kathua, Shailendra Mishra said that activetesting in Lakhanpur corridor was helping in containing the spread of the virus.

"Tdy mrng 05 more tested +ve frm basohli. Tally 11 active indist. All were in Quarantine centres. Active testing, Lakhanpur corridorhelping in identifying and containing the spread. Let's continue the good workand be vigilant," tweeted Mishra.

FOUR COVID CASES IN SAMBA

"We have four new positive cases for Covid-19 in Sambaincluding a pregnant lady," said SSP Samba, Shakti Pathak, while informing thatout of four positive, three are drivers.

He said: "The pregnant woman –whose husband is also a driverby profession, but returned two months back – was tested positive for Covid-19.She went to the hospital for a medical checkup, where she was referred to theThandi-Khuie for sampling. Her test report confirmed that she was positive forcoronavirus."

So far, he said, Samba district has seven active cases andsix of them are drivers with travel history from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Mumbai,Delhi, Guwahati (Assam), and Kashmir Valley.

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