333 persons quarantined in north Kashmir

At least 333 persons have been quarantined across north Kashmir, official data revealed.

The data shows that 244 persons are under quarantine in Kupwara, 78 in Bandipora and 21 in Baramulla.

An official in Baramulla said 21 persons who returned from outside countries, majorit of them from Bangladesh, have been kept in Isolation Ward at Government Medical College (GMC) Baramulla which has been declared as Isolation Centre.

“These persons had no symptoms. However, since they have arrived from overseas they were kept in quarantine as preventive measures,” said Covid-19 nodal officer, Irshad Ahmad. The authorities have set up quarantine facility in 10 blocks of the district.

In Kupwara, the authorities have quarantined 244 persons including 184 persons who had arrived from different countries. The authorities in the district have designated six centres for quarantine.

In Bandipora, 78 quarantined persons include 25 who have been put in hospital quarantine and 43 in home quarantine. The authorities have designated 18 quarantine centres in the district

Meanwhile, restrictions remained in force for the second straight day across north Kashmir. In Baramulla town, police seized several vehicles for violating the restrictions.