1200 travellers quarantined in Kathua

At least 1200 travellers have been quarantined in Kathua district for mandatory 14 days period in different centers where people have become apprehensive of being infected with Covid19 in crowded accommodations with poor facilities.

As the situation has turned grim across the country in view of coronavirus, hundreds of people have started returning to their respective home places in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Around 1200 people have been quarantined in different centers across Kathua district,” said SSP Kathua, Shailendra Mishra. The SSP said that many people are stranded on the Lakhanpur Inter-State Border and some of them are returning.

“We have told them that if they wish to enter Jammu and Kashmir, they will be quarantined for a period of 14 compulsory days,” he said. The quarantined people, mostly from Kashmir, have demanded to be quarantined in their respective districts.

One Mohammad Danish told Greater Kashmir that around 400 women, children, elderly persons, and students have been kept at university campus under unhygienic conditions. “We are leaving in a difficult situation here. The campus is crowded. There is high possibility of coronavirus infection,” alleged Danish.


Suspected of coming in contact with the coronavirus positive religious preacher of Srinagar, the authorities have shifted eight residents of Tali Basti in Bari Brahmana (Samba district) to isolation ward. Their samples have been sent for testing. Meanwhile, one more positive case has been successfully cured in Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu and discharged.