3 more test positive in Ladakh; total cases 13

Three more persons tested positive for  COVID-19 in Ladakh on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 13, officials said.

Commissioner Secretary (Health) Rigzin Samphel told Greater Kashmir that two new positive cases are from Leh while one is from Kargil. “All are relatives of those who have been tested positive for COVID-19 earlier.”

Meanwhile, three patients who were quarantined after testing positive are showing signs of recovery as their latest tests have come out negative for the infection. Fresh tests are being conducted for verification as per protocol, Samphel said.

Meanwhile, DC Kargil Baseer ul Haq Chaudhary has ordered suspension of registration certificates (RCs) of at least nine vehicles for violating government orders in the district.

“Whereas the entire Sankoo area has been notified as the containment zone along with the surrounding villages as buffer zones and trespassing and vehicular movement in both the zones is completely banned. Despite the advisories and restrictions, several commercial and public transport vehicles have been found plying in the above zones. Therefore, for the violation of the advisories and orders the registration certificates (RCs) of the vehicles are immediately suspended,” reads the order by the DC.