Srinagar: Soon after an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer tested positive in Jammu last evening, as many as 15 persons including officials from different departments have been quarantined in Kashmir.
Sources told news agency_ (KNO), that 15 persons including officials from different departments have been quarantined in Srinagar. “These persons were in contact with the officer during his stay here ,”they said, adding that efforts on to trace all those who were in “unsafe sustained contact” with the officer during his visit to Valley .
As already reported , several top- ranking bureaucrats have been quarantined in Jammu after the IAS officer tested positive for COVID- 19. “As many as six IAS officers and several officers of Health and Medical Education Department were present in the meeting in which the officer, who later turned out positive, also participated, “sources said .
When contacted, Pandurang K. Pole said that they are tracing all those who had “unsafe sustained contact “with the officer. “There is no need to panic,” he said.