Authorities on Wednesday sealed Nowshera town after a health employee who had tested positive for coronavirus went missing from his home.
The development forced the officials to launch a search operation following which the employee was traced near Dehra Ki Gali in Thanamandi.
The employee, a resident of Nowshera town, who is posted as store keeper in Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Nowshera, tested positive on Tuesday evening.
A source said the employee was found missing from his home and his family claimed they had no idea about his whereabouts.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Nowshera Sukhdev Singh Sambyal said the Nowshera town has been sealed and it shall remain closed till further orders.
Meanwhile, many areas of Rajouri district, including Rajouri town continue to remain under lockdown.