Kashmir Indepth

Authorities tracing contacts after milkman tests positive in North Kashmir

Authorities are conducting door-to-door operation to locate those people especially females who have come into contact with a milkman, tested positive for Covid-19 in Naidkhai area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Yesterday, two positive cases surfaced in Bandipora among them one was a milkman reportedly hailing from Shallpora Naidkhai.

Sources told that authorities are busy in tracing the contacts of that milkman. There are apprehensions that many woman may have come into contact with this milkman.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Shahbaz Mirza said that contacts will be traced, quarantined and tested. He added that situation is under control and there are no reports of community transmission of this lethal virus.

He said that milkman who was tested positive had come into contact with a positive patient.

Bandipora has witnessed 53 Covid-19 positive cases among which Gund Jahangeer hamlet alone has 26 patients.

Meanwhile, in Shangus area of Nowgam Anantnag, a 41 year old man working at a bakers shop was also tested positive. Authorities have put the owner of the shop his family members and the family members of the patients in quarantine as well. (KNT)

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