No fresh case reported in Kmr ,first Covid case in Sgr was properly screened at airport: Govt

She showed no symptoms but was still home quarantined, trying to get in touch with all who contacted her, says Dir NHM

No fresh case reported in Kmr ,first Covid case in Sgr was properly screened at airport: Govt
Srinagar, March 19: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that the first Covid-19 case from Srinagar was properly screened at the airport but she showed no symptoms but was still home quarantined. The government said since she had a travel history, her samples were taken the report of which was positive.
Talking exclusively to Kashmir Indepth, Director of National Health Mission J&K Bhupinder Kumar said that there is no truth in reports that the first Coronavirus case wasn’t screened at the airport after she returned from Umrah. “She was screened but she showed no symptoms at that point in time. She was still advised to remain in-home quarantine. Her samples were taken since she had a travel history of Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, here report was found positive. Her samples were tested in Pune and J&K laboratories at the same time,” he said.
Kumar said that the government is getting in touch with all those who contacted the lady that includes some of her relatives. Asked whether there was any more positive case of Covid-19 in Kashmir, he said: “As of now, there is no fresh positive case in Kashmir,” he said.(KINS)