Srinagar: A 60-year-old tourist from Gujarat died of COVID-19 in a hospital in the summer capital, Srinagar on Monday.
This is the second tourist, who has died due to the virus in less than a week in the city, causing concern among locals as both visitors had tested negative for COVID-19 at the airport.
Official sources said that a tourist, a resident of Gujarat, was admitted to Chest Disease hospital in Srinagar on April 2 for severe pneumonia and other COVID-19 like symptoms. “The patient tested positive for COVID-19,” they said, adding the tourist died on Monday at the hospital.
Meanwhile, some tourists, who were admitted to CD hospital and Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital, have alleged that they were not tested at all as they came to the valley via road.
An elderly tourist from Pune in Maharashtra died on March 31 of COVID-19 at Chest Disease hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of COVID-19 patients in the valley.