Kashmir reports first coronavirus case
Public transport being suspended in Srinagar


SRINAGAR: A 67-year-old woman from Khanyar area of Srinagar tested positive for coronavirus here, making her the first confirmed case in Kashmir division, officials said on Wednesday.

A doctor at SKIMS said that she has a travel history to Saudi Arabia on March 16 where she had performed Umrah. The doctor said that her report was confirmed from two places including SKIMS lab and Pune lab. The doctor said that she is around 67 years-old.

“First positive case in Kashmir- Khanyar, Srinagar. History of foreign travel. Arrived on 16/3/2020.  Put in Isolation. Surveillance started in 300m area. Request all to cooperate. Also Immediately self-report any symptoms,” Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring, Rohit Kansal, who is also the government Spokesperson tweeted.

Meanwhile, in a tweet Shah Iqbal Choudhary, DC Srinagar said that there will be restrictions on public transport, assembly of people and some other measures in Srinagar from tomorrow.

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