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Coronavirus outbreak: 2,157 persons put under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus, 1,829 persons are under home quarantine and 29 persons are in hospital quarantine while 131 persons are under home surveillance.

Published: 16th March 2020 10:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th March 2020 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

People wearing protective masks as precautionary measure for Coronavirus outbreak

People wearing protective masks as precautionary measure for Coronavirus outbreak (Photo | Nagaraja Gadekal, EPS)

By PTI

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said 2,157 people -- travellers and persons in contact with suspected coronavirus cases -- have been put under surveillance in the union territory.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 1829 persons are under home quarantine and 29 persons are in hospital quarantine while 131 persons are under home surveillance.

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It said 101 samples have been sent for testing, of which 87 tested negative.

Only two cases have tested positive so far while reports of 12 cases are awaited till date, the bulletin added.

A total of 168 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period, it said.



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