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30 March, 2020, 12:03 PM IST



Jammu & Kashmir sees second death, 5 new cases

The death of a 62-year-old man from Tangmarg of north Kashmir who was tested positive on March 28 afternoon has once again hinted at community transmission as he had not recent travel history outside J&K or contact with any active or suspect case.

Five villages declared red zones to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri

Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 o...

Seven more people test positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir, total cases reach 27

"Seven more positive cases in Srinagar today. Four cases had a ...

  • "As we share the sad news of our first #Covid19 fatality, my heart goes out to the family of the deceased. We stand with you and share your grief," Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu tweeted. Four people had tested positive for coronavirus in J-K on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 11.

    The first Covid-19 casualty in the Kashmir Valley, a 65-year-old man from Srinagar, had travelled with the group to different states including Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, attending religious gatherings. Several others who attended the group’s events have also tested positive for the infection.

    Jammu and Kashmir reported its first Covid-19 death, when a 65-year-old, with a recent travel history to Saudi Arabia, passed away in Srinagar on Thursday. His two grandchildren have tested positive.

    Muhsin, sources in Indian agencies said, was named in the IS message as Abu Khalid al-Hindi — which also claimed the bombing as an act of revenge for Kashmiri Muslims — but his real identity was confirmed based on his photograph released by Al-Amaq News, a pro-IS media outlet. T

    The group, comprising largely of Malaysian and Indonesian nationals, ET has learnt, had travelled to India after attending a congregation of Islamic preachers in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia between February 27 and March 1.

    Of the eight persons who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, one died on Thursday. They added that the authorities tightened the curbs across the valley as four more positive cases -- all from Bandipora district -- were detected on Wednesday.

    New positive cases for coronavirus from Bandipora triggers the start of community transmission of the virus in Kashmir, with which the worst fears of the administration have come true. The entire process of contact tracing is a race against time, which is extremely difficult to win. For now, J&K administration informed that 5124 travellers and persons have been put under surveillance.

    Postpaid sim card holders shall be provided with access to the internet. However, such access shall not be made available on prepaid sim cards unless verified as per the norms applicable for postpaid connections, an order issued by the home department said.

    The deployment was approved by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on March 23 on the request of the Interior Ministry. The government had asked for deployment of troops in all four provinces of the country, including Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

    In an effort to help people to stay indoors, chemists in Kashmir have decided to start home delivery of life saving and prescription drugs so that patients with acute and terminal illnesses don't suffer due to ongoing lockdown.

    Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar reported its first COVID-19 death on Thursday after a 65-year-old man succumbed to the disease, an official sai...

    The third person is a resident of Baramulla in northern Kashmir and his sample was sent to the SKIMS hospital in Srinagar, where his test was found positive. He has been quarantined in the Government Medical College, Baramulla. He had travelled within the country recently.

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