Srinagar: At least 18 non-local labourers, eight among them coronavirus positive, escaped from their rented accommodation in Dadsara area of south Kashmir’s Tral town leaving villagers in a state of shock and fear.
According to the reports, eight labourers living in a rented building in Dadsara tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago following which they were advised by the officials to stay under home quarantine. However, paying no heed to the advise, all the infected non-labourers abandoned their rented accommodation and escaped from there during the intervening night of May 16-17, reports said.
Ten more labourers have also fled from their apartment and remain untraced.
“We had requested the administration to quarantine these labourers at some designated government building, but our requests were ignored. We don’t know where these infected labourers are right now,” Shabir Ahmad, a local said.
Another local said that district administration has been informed about the incident and they were told that Surveillance team has been activated to trace these labourers.
Tehsildar Dadsara Sajid Ahmed feigned ignorance about the incident, but said he will ascertain the facts. (KNT)
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