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COVID-19: Two children test positive in Srinagar

Srinagar: Two children, aged 8-month-old and 7-year-old, have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Srinagar on Thursday, officials said.

They had come in contact with the elderly man (COVID-19 patient) from Natipora who had arrived from Saudi Arabia recently.

Rohit Kansal tweeted: “Two more positive cases in Srinagar. Siblings (7 years old and 8 months old)- grandchildren of a confirmed case from Srinagar with travel history to Saudi Arabia who had tested positive on 24th. Total number of active positive cases now 11.”

A senior doctor at JLNM hospital said that the duo is presently admitted in the hospital at Rainawari and their samples were taken recently. “The test reports were received today and they came out to be positive,” the doctor said. The man from Natipora had returned from Saudi Arabia on 16 March after performing Umrah and had shared the same flight as that of the Kashmir’s first COVID-19 patient, a 67-year-old woman from Srinagar’s Khaniyar area who, according to the doctors at SKIMS Soura, is recovering.

So far ten people have tested positive in Kashmir, four of them residents of Hajin Bandipora who are aged between 25 to 33 years and they had come in contact with the sexagenarian man from Hyderpora who died at Chest Disease hospital early today. In all, 13 persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, three of them are in winter capital of the UT of J-K.

Meanwhile, sources said there are 32 persons including the two children who have been admitted in JLNM Hospital Rainwari, declared recently among three hospitals exclusively for COVID-19 management. Most of them are either relatives or neighbours of the man from Natipora Srinagar. (GNS)

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