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Coronavirus: After first positive case, restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said restrictions on the movement and assembly of people was to prevent the spread of the virus.

Published: 19th March 2020 12:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2020 12:50 PM   |  A+A-

Passengers wear masks as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus pandemic at a railway station in Jammu.

Passengers wear masks as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus pandemic at a railway station in Jammu. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Authorities in Srinagar on Thursday announced restrictions in parts of the city including Khanyar area where the first positive case of coronavirus in Kashmir has been detected.

The area within 300-metre radius from the house of the 67-year-old COVID-19 patient in Khanyar locality has been sealed, officials said.

Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said restrictions on the movement and assembly of people was to prevent the spread of the virus.

"The restrictions on public gatherings, assembly and movement in many areas are aimed at avoiding spread of any likely cases," he tweeted and urged people to cooperate.

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Chaudhary also urged all the people, who might have come in contact with the coronavirus positive patient after her return from Saudi Arabia on Monday, to report at the nearest health facility or contact the control room.

"It's important that people who come in contact with coronavirus positive case(s) should immediately report to nearest health facility or our 24×7 control room," he added.

The deputy commissioner warned against any rumour-mongering about coronavirus.

"Rumours and unverified information shared on social media will certainly attract strict action. Let's act like responsible citizens. Every information and advisory will be shared officially," he said.

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