Bandipora has 126 positive cases

Bandipora has 126 positive cases

 

Half Gund-Qaiser in quarantine, count crosses 53 in Gund-Jahangeer

Sajid Maqbool

 

Bandipora, Apr 27: Three more people in Bandipora, who had close contact with previous cases, tested positive for deadly COVID-19 on Monday, taking the toll in Bandipora to 126.

An official told news KNO that three more cases were found positive, who belong to Gund-Jahangeer. “Total number of cases in the district now stands at 126 of which 103 are active while 22  people have been discharged so far. A patient has also died due to Covid-19 in Gund-Jahengeer village of Hajin,” he said.

He said that out of the total 123 cases, 84 were reported from Hajin medical block and 42 from Bandipora block. In Gundjhangeer over 51 patients have been tested positive and in Gund-Qaiser over 26 people have been tested positive so far.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza informed that the survey is being conducted to break the chain of Coronavirus in the district. He said in the level one, 300 Booth Area level Group (BAG) teams have been constituted comprising of a Booth Level Worker, Anganwari Worker and  Aasha worker. He said the teams will visit every household and shall enquire about the well being of every individual, HE said the teams will update the health status of every individual on mobile app “Swasthya Nidhi App”.

An official said that “more than 250 people in Gund-Qaiser village Covid-19 hotspot were placed under administrative quarantine and the rest of the villagers have been quarantined in their homes after the number of patients in this Kumar-Mohalla Gund-Qaiser village was increasing day by day.

He said that the ” village has been sealed off by the authorities, and everyone who lives there put into quarantine. The authorities conducted a house to house survey and screened over 2000 people in the village.

“All essentials will be supplied to them. We have sent our teams to distribute masks to residents, conduct surveys and anybody with a cough or a fever is being tested for covid-19. We are now testing more and more people every day.”

The first case in Gund-Qaiser was reported on 04 April. The 32-year-old male patient, who had arrived from Delhi, was treated at Srinager hospital and discharged, officials said.

 

They said that he alone met to 15 people. And of the nine members in his family, six have tested positive. Meanwhile, an atmosphere of fear and terror has been created among the people of entire Bandipora district.

Many residents said that situation seems to be turning from bad to worse.  (KNO)