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Coronavirus like symptoms: Budgam duo with travel history goes into hiding All 11 cases from Pulwama test negative

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Srinagar, Mar 18, KNT:  At least five suspects having travel history with high fever and flu have been identified and admitted in hospital in Kashmir Valley. However, duo from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district is evading the screening after returning home from Saudi Arabia two weeks ago.

   Official sources told Kashmir News Trust that two persons (name withheld) who hail from Khanpora Budgam returned from Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. They added that both are feeling unwell and have symptoms of fever.

   Administration informed Block Medical Officer about the duo and directed him to locate them and get them screened. Sources, however, added that duo have gone into hiding and are not ready to visit the hospital.

   Similarly, a youth from Ganderbal after showing symptoms of fever and throat infection has been admitted in the isolation ward at SKIMS Srinagar.

    The youth (name withheld) from Kurhama Ganderbal who had arrived in Kashmir on March 15 from Maharashtra developed symptoms of fever and throat infection.

 The family approached District Hospital Ganderbal where he was examined and referred to SKIMS Soura for further evaluation, said sources.

   His brother confirmed that he is undergoing treatment at SKIMS where he is quarantined.

   “Authorities in Kashmir are not taking chances as for as Coronavirus infection is concerned. Every suspect having travel history is being monitored and isolated,” said an official.

   Similarly, from past 3 days a woman is under observation at NTPHC Panzgam area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The woman had returned from Punjab recently.

  The woman hails from Kachhama, Thregam.

   ” She is running with fever and heavy flu. She is under observation in an Isolation ward,” the official said.

   Official sources said that a person (name withheld) from Rakh Liter Pulwama, with recent travel history to Saudi Arabia has been admitted in SKIMS Srinagar. The person is suffering from severe flu and fever.

  An official from district Pulwama said that so for 11 persons have been tested for Coronaviurs and all of them have tested negative. (KNT)


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