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Mar 09, 2020

First confirmed coronavirus case reported in Jammu

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A 63 year old woman who had a travel history to Iran tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu today, making her the first confirmed case in Jammu and Kashmir. The woman, was among two patients who were declared high viral load cases by the administration on the weekend in Jammu. Both the patients are undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the Government Medical College hospital, Jammu and are in a stable condition. The test report of the other patient is still awaited, a Health Department official said. Another woman, who had returned from Saudi Arabia, was admitted in GMC hospital Doda yesterday and was kept under observation in an isolation ward and her samples were sent to National Institute of Virology in Pune for testing.

After the two patients were declared high load viral cases on Saturday, the administration announced immediate closure of all primary schools in six districts of the Union Territory and suspension of all biometric attendance till March 31 as a precautionary measure.

Jammu and Kashmir has been put on to deal with any threat emerging from coronavirus. About 400 persons are under surveillance in Jammu to keep novel Coronavirus at bay. According to J&K Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal, Anganwadi centers in Satwari and Sarwal areas of Jammu city have been closed till March 31. Kansal said the administration is making two corona virus testing labs functional in the Union Territory from today, while two more are going to start functioning in the next couple of days.   

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