At least six shopkeepers, two among them butchers tested COVID-19 positive in Bandipora town of north Kashmir on Tuesday.
Following the development, the shops have been sealed even as a mass sampling of their contacts has been initiated.
The shopkeepers returned positive during a mass sampling and vaccination drives currently being held across Bandipora, an official told Greater Kashmir.
Block Medical officer, Bandipora confirmed that six shopkeepers have tested positive which include two meat sellers.
Already reported by Greater Kashmir, the vaccination sites in the north Kashmir district have been tripled across the district to vaccinate as much eligible population as possible in a bid to contain the disease spread.