Early Times Report
Srinagar, Mar 27: Authorities have identified around 700 people who have travel history, are hiding in Kashmir to escape screening and quarantine.
The authorities said that strict action would be taken against those who are hiding travel history.
“Authorities will take action against those who are hiding their travel history.
We have identified around 700 people who have travel history, are hiding in Kashmir to escape screening and quarantine,” officials told early times.
“Some 1,800 persons returning from abroad have been quarantined in 90 facilities set up so far; over 150 persons hiding travel histories traced and were put under quarantine in the past one week,” sources said.
Meanwhile two children, an eight-month-old and another seven-year-old who have tested positive for coronavirus are stable at JLNM Hospital Rainawari Srinagar.
Both are siblings and grandchildren of a 65-year-old man, having a travel history to Saudi Arabia, who tested positive for COVID-19.
“Both the kids are stable. They did not show any symptoms but only their tests were positive,” a senior official of the hospital administration said. “As both were kids so their mother who is negative is also quarantined here. She is given full protective gear and shifted to isolation ward,” the official said.
The official said one consultant, physician, one staff nurse; one sweeper is posted at isolation ward.
Meanwhile, four more persons were tested positive for deadly coronavirus on Friday, taking the toll of active positive cases to 16, officials said.