COVID-19: Fear grips Kupwara as 6 test positive in one day

COVID-19: Fear grips Kupwara as 6 test positive in one day

Tasaduq Hussain

Kupwara, Apr 4: Six persons from Kupwara district in north Kashmir testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday created fear in the frontier town.

An official told KNO that six suspects have tested positive for COVID-19. They were under quarantine for several days and as part of protocol after they showed symptoms, their samples were sent for tests and all of them have tested positive.

Among the six positive cases there are three male and three females and out of six, four persons were quarantined at ITI Handwara after they returned from Delhi while one person was quarantined at Tangdhar and the sixth was quarantined in Bandipora after his return from Delhi. He had not visited Kupwara since then, officials said.

They said all of them have history of stay at Markaz Nizamuddin Delhi. “The contact tracing is being carried out on a war footing, the positive patients belong to  Magam (1) , Chougal (1), Hirri (3) and Tangdhar (1),” they added.

Nodal officer for COVID-19 in Kupwara Nazir Ahmad told KNO that the positive patients haven’t visited their native places so far and the areas with positive cases won’t be declared as red zones, though the administration will have a look into the quarantine centers and take proper measures to contain the transmission.