Kashmir Reports 1st Death Due to Coronavirus

In Srinagar, a 65-year-old man hailing from the Hyderpora area of the city died on Thursday. It became the 1st death in Jammu and Kashmir due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor of Srinagar tweeted, “As we share the sad news of our 1st Covid19 death, my heart goes out to the family of the demised. We stand with you and share your sorrow”.

Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal also confirmed the death via Twitter.

1st death due to Coronavirus – 65 years old Male from Hyderpora Srinagar. “4 people had tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu-Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 11,” Kansal said.

Kashmir Reports 1st Death Due to Coronavirus

Authorities in Kashmir have expressed apprehensions that the cases could be more than reported in the Valley as a significant number of people appeared to have concealed their travel history.

As per a government bulletin on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir, as many as 5,124 travelers and people who came in contact with suspected and positive cases have been put under surveillance.

Among them, 3,061 are in-home quarantine (including facilities operated by the government), 80 in hospital quarantine and 1,477 in-home surveillance.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, restrictions on movement imposed in Kashmir which were tightened on Wednesday.


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