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Three more people test positive for coronavirus in Ladakh

Srinagar: The number of novel coronavirus cases in the Ladakh rose to six on Tuesday after fresh cases were reported from Leh and Kargil.

Reports said that quoted the MS Sonam Norboo Memorial (SNM) Hospital, Dr Tsering Samphel as having said the three patients have tested positive for the virus.

He said that they don’t have any travel history. However, their parents had returned from Iran.

“Three more people test positive for #COVID19 in Union Territory of Ladakh. 2 cases from Leh, 1 from Kargil district; Total positive cases in Ladakh is now 6. He further added that among three new cases, two are from Leh while as one is from Kargil district,” news agency ANI quoted Ladakh Commissioner Secretary Rigzin Sampheal as saying.

#Ladakh Commissioner Secretary Rigzin Sampheal: 3 more people test positive for #COVID19 in Union Territory of Ladakh. 2 cases from Leh, 1 from Kargil district; Total positive cases in Ladakh is now 6. pic.twitter.com/1b0PvXtzg6

— ANI (@ANI) March 17, 2020

The Union Territory administration has imposed section 144 in Kargil as a precautionary measure.

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