10 year old Srinagar COVID-19 patient ‘doing well’, all family members test negative

10 year old Srinagar COVID-19 patient ‘doing well’, all family members test negative

Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Srinagar, Apr 1: The 10-year-old boy who tested positive for the Coronavirus on Tuesday , is “doing well”, while as his family members have been tested negative at SKIMS, family said.

The family members of 10 year COVID-19 victim of Srinagar were quarantined yesterday and they have tested negative.

Authorities had quarantined the father, mother, sister and maternal uncle of the minor boy shortly after he was tested positive.

His father told KINS over phone “My son is doing well. We are hopeful that he will get well soon. Today everyone was relieved when’ test reports of all family members came negative.”

Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura Dr Farooq Ahmad Jan also confirmed that the reports of the family members were tested negative.

However sources in the SKIMS said that all the family members were taken for mandatory quarantine.

According to the father of the boy, his son had hugged a Tableegi Jamaat member in Srinagar on March 21 and for at least a week he showed no symptoms. Suddenly, the boy complained of high fever on March 28. On the same day the doctors had advised him for 2 week home quarantine. (KINS)