1 shifted to Srinagar hospital for coronavirus test

A patient who was admitted three days back in the Baramulla District Hospital with common flu like symptoms has been shifted to Srinagar hospital for coronavirus test, confirmed hospital authorities.

Sources said the patient had earlier concealed information about his return from Saudi Arabia where he was on Umrah pilgrimage.

Soon after it surfaced that the patient had returned from Umrah, he was immediately shifted to Srinagar hospital.

“We have shifted one patient to Srinagar hospital where test of the patient for coronavirus will be conducted,” confirmed Medical Superintendent Baramulla District Hospital, Dr Masood.

Sec 144 imposed in Ganderbal district:

Amid coronavirus scare, the district administration Ganderbal Monday imposed section 144 CrPc prohibiting gathering of more than four persons at public places with immediate effect. The order shall remain in operation till 31st March 2020.

The order was issued by the District Magistrate Ganderbal under number 224/DCG of 2020 dated 16 March 2020.

“Whereas the COVID-19 has a pattern of transmission at a rapid rate, therefore, prescribed preventive protocol, including avoiding mass gathering, etc. is to be strictly adhered to. So there is an urgent need to take further preventive measures” reads the order issued by DM GanderbalShafqat Iqbal.

“Prohibitory orders as a precautionary measure have been imposed in Ganderbal district in view of the prevailing health emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak” Iqbal told Greater Kashmir. (With IRFAN RAINA in Ganderbal)

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