Srinagar - Authorities in Kashmir on Thursday quarantined 78 people, who arrived here from Leh in Ladakh union territory, for suspected novel coronavirus infection, officials said.
The two-week quarantine has been made mandatory for all persons coming to Kashmir from Ladakh.
"Seventy-eight passengers arriving from Leh have been quarantined at a designated facility on the outskirts of Srinagar. Medical and logistics teams have been deployed," Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said in a tweet.
78 passengers arriving from Leh have been quarantined at a designated facility in outskirts of #Srinagar. Medical and logistics teams deployed. Request families not to visit/crowd there. It's not allowed. We will take care.
— Shahid Choudhary (@listenshahid) March 19, 2020
The officer requested the families of those quarantined to not visit the facility as it was not allowed.
"We will take care (of them)," he added.
The authorities on Wednesday placed 81 people who returned from Leh by an Air India Flight in isolation.
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