Covid-19: Fourth person tests positive in Kashmir, first outside capital city

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that a fourth person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease in Kashmir valley.

“Another positive case in Kashmir division. Patient, from Bandipora, with history of travel outside J&K but no history of travel abroad.  Contact tracing on,” said the government spokesman, Rohit Kansal on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, the government said that two more persons – both residents of Srinagar – had tested positive for the novel disease.

In its daily health bulletin, the government today informed that 4765 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance. It added that 2928 persons have been kept under home quarantine while as 71 are in hospital quarantine.

Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 519 and one more death from the infection was reported on Tuesday taking the toll to ten, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is imperative to keep the fighting spirit of the people up to stop the pandemic in its march.

As 32 states and union territories imposed complete lockdown till March 31, the Centre asked them to clamp curfew wherever necessary in the wake of people defying lockdown orders.