1086 test +ve, 3 die in Kashmir

Farooq, Omar turn COVID -ve

Fayaz Bukhari
SRINAGAR, Apr 20: Kashmir today reported 1,086 fresh cases of COVID-19 while three persons died in the Valley.
Those who died include a 75-year old woman from Nowgam in Srinagar, 90-year old man from Peerbagh in Srinagar and 58-year old woman from Pamposh Colony Natipora in Srinagar.
Those who tested positive today include 647 from Srinagar, 136 Baramulla, 119 Budgam, 57 Pulwama, 6 Kupwara, 36 Anantnag, 21 Bandipora, 16 Ganderbal, 35 Kulgam and 13 from Shopian.
The number of cases in Kashmir division has reached 89,942 including 80,747 recoveries and 1,300 deaths.
The number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 13,470 including 7,895 from Kashmir division.
With 716 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 134,697 which is 89.65 percent of the total cases.
And the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah have tested negative for the COVID- 19. Farooq had tested positive on April 7 and Omar on April 9.
The Government Medical College Baramulla has shut OPD of the hospital except Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and stopped routine surgeries except emergency and Gynaecological for two weeks due to surge in COVID-19 cases.
The Assistant Registrar Transport Office Baramulla has urged people to restrain from visiting the office as one of its officer has tested positive for COVID. Public has been asked to co-operate and avoid visiting the office till further orders.
Authorities in Srinagar today declared three more localities of Hazratbal and SR Gunj areas of Srinagar as micro-containment zones in view of detection of fresh COVID-19 cases.
The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Saderbal near Masjid Amir Hanfia, Braripora Sekidafar and Malikyar Fateh Kadal.
These areas have at least 15 active cases of COVID-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.
And police today arrested four persons, lodged two FIRs and also realized the fine to the tune of Rs 88,480 from 799 people for violating the COVID guidelines and rules across Kashmir.