Samples sent for testing, report awaited
Kupwara, June 1: Panic gripped Warnu Lolab area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district after a 25 year old government employee died at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar on Monday.
A rumour spread in the area that the youth died of COVID-19, however, doctors said that body has been detained, samples taken and report is still awaited.
Locals told KNT that Nazir Ahmed Wani, 25, of Warnu Lolab, who was working as Store Keeper in Food Department developed acute fever and he was shifted to SMHS Hospital where he died today.
“People are shocked over the death of this young man. They believe he died of Covid-19 and if true, it will be a disaster. Large number of people had come in contact with the deceased,” said a local Muhammad Shafat.
When contacted, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus, Dr Saleem said that the body of every deceased is being detained after his death. “It is a norm to take samples of any deceased and test it for Coronavirus,” he said.