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6 more test positive including 10 year old boy in J&K


Srinagar, March 31(KNS): Six more postive cases of Covid19 were confirmed today in J&K.
Those tested postive included a 10-year old boy who had come come in contact with a man who later tested positive.
With this the number of COVID-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday rose to 55 and all of them are from Kashmir division.
“6 new positive cases confirmed in Kashmir Division. All contacts of previous positive cases. Meanwhile contact tracing continues in both Jammu and Kashmir Divisions. Please cooperate. Let's #Fightittogether,” tweeted J&K Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal.
On Monday, J&K recorded second single day jump in covid-19 cases as 11 cases of Covid19 were confirmed included a microbiologist in Jammu.
Meanwhile, the government has launched an intensive contact tracing of Covid19 positive persons and their surrounding location.
“Aggressive contact tracing of positive cases key to control spread of #Coronavirus. Yesterday several areas surrounding location of positive cases or untraced contact cases had to be sealed in Jammu, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Rajouri,” tweeted Rohit Kansal.

“This is purely in the interest of controlling spread of #coronavirus, and helping identification of contacts on real time basis,” Kansal, who is also the government spokesman said.

“Inconvenience so caused is temporary in nature but benefits will be immense. Request all to cooperate and take it in right spirit,” he added. (KNS)