140 'contacts' of COVID19 patients test negative

Greater Kashmir

Around 140 “contacts” of COVID19 cases who were quarantined have been tested negative for the infection.

An official at least 40 of these person who have tested negative were discharged after completing quarantine period.

He said around 270 persons were still under quarantine at different two Centres in Srinagar, comprising family members of COIVD19 cases and their contacts.

Additional Commissioner, Srinagar Syed Hanief Balkhi, said around 100 persons under quarantine in Srinagar had come into contact with the COVID19 patients.

“The final reports of around 30 persons are awaited. There are also some persons who are under quarantine but haven’t been tested yet,” he said.

He said 40 persons who tested negative and completed quarantine period have been discharged.

So far, of 1,900 persons with travel history to different parts of country or abroad, 1,415 have been discharged.

“Today 288 people comprising MBBS students studying in Bangladesh and some travelers from other countries were discharged,” Balkhi informed.