Srinagar: A day after Kashmir recorded third coronavirus death, the authorities on Wednesday put 22 family members of the deceased Bandipora man under quarantine amid fears of transmission of the infection.
Reliable sources at the SKIMS hospital told GNS today that among the 22 people admitted today, nineteen were family members of the deceased man. Among them were ten females and children, the youngest just eight months old.
Three others are said to be relatives of the deceased man.
Hospital sources further said that tests of all the 22 people have been collected and sent for laboratory examination.
“The results are expected to come tomorrow. For now, all of them have been placed under quarantine,” they said
The 52-year-old from Gund Jahangir village of Bandipora, died at SMHS hospital hours after being admitted to the hospital. His test samples came positive for coronavirus disease on Tuesday afternoon, making him the third case of death due to the dreaded disease in the Valley.
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