Three more test positive in Ladakh; strict restrictions in Kashmir

Mubashir Bukhari

Srinagar (NVI): Three more women have tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh, raising the number of such patients in the Union Territory to 13, officials said today.

These three women have no travel history to any coronavirus-affected country, officials at Leh-based Chief Medical Officer (CMO) said.

“These patients were in contact with the affected,“ officials said.

In Jammu and Kashmir, four cases have tested positive while 3330 travellers and other people in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation.

At least, 2465 people have been kept under home quarantine while 44 are in hospital quarantine.

People, who are under home surveillance, stand at 416 while as 405 people have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

Meanwhile, strict restrictions on movement and assembly of people continued in Kashmir for the third consecutive day as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Adequate security forces had been deployed and barricades put up at several places in Srinagar.

Markets across the Valley are shut, public transport is off the roads and train services too are suspended.

Educational institutes and public places such as gymnasiums, parks, clubs and restaurants have been shut down.