Authorities on Thursday declared more areas as Red Zones in Kupwara and started door to door contact tracing in these areas.
A medical team was also sent to Tangdhar for collection ofsamples.
In the district, officials said, six persons with travelhistory to Nizam-u-Din, Delhi, had so far tested positive for coronavirus andsearch to locate their contacts was on.
Bagbehla in Tangdhar, Manigah Hayehama and AnderhamaDrugmullah in the district have been declared Red Zones.
In Manigah, officials said, a team of doctors andtechnicians on Thursday morning visited the village for contact tracing. "Thepeople are cooperating," officials said adding that samples of around one dozenpeople have so far been collected from the area. They said the vehicle in whichpositive person had traveled had also been located.
Officials said a team of doctors and paramedics had alsobeen sent to Tangdhar town for contact tracing. "We have started samplecollection in SDH Kupwara. Besides, Tangdhar being far off, a team has beensent there," officials said, adding that as many as 422 persons had beenenlisted for observation in the entire district.
Among them, officials said, 55 are under home quarantine and59 under administrative quarantine. "So far 102 samples have been collected fortesting by different medical teams."
Officials said that areas around the red zones had beendeclared as buffer zones. "The inhabitants in these areas shall restrict theirmovement and shall not allow relatives/visitors to visit them without writtenpermission from administrator concerned," officials said.