Srinagar, Mar 31: One more Covid-19 suspect has been tested positive and this time he is 10 years old boy. Reports said that besides the boy, two more patients have been tested positive on Tuesday.
The number of Covid-19 cases has jumped to 52 in Kashmir Valley.
Reports said that the 10 year old boy (name withheld) from Eidgah Srinagar had come into contact with a person affiliated with Tableegi Jamat who was suffering from Coronavirus when he visited a mosque in the area.
A family member of the confirmed case that the boy had shook hands with a religious preacher in Eidgah mosque and after that he developed symptoms. “We took him to JLNM Hospital Rainawari where from he was referred to SKIMS Soura. A day after, he was admitted in the hospital, his samples were taken and today he was declared positive,” he told KNT.
Nodal Officer for Coronavirus at SKIMS Soura, Dr Ghulam Hasan Itoo said that report about the patient has been sent to the Government and they have to declare about it.
Reports said that a father-son due part of Tableegi Jamat who hail from Bemina have also been tested positive.
A Government official said that Eidgah area will be completely sterilized as there are reports that some of Covid-19 patients who were part of the Tableegi Jamat stayed in different mosques in the area.
Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Commissioner, Ghazanfar Ali told KNT that whole Eidgah area will be sanitized and sterilized. “Locals informed us that some of the Covid-19 infected persons who were part of the Tableegi Jamat stayed in different mosques in the area and a large number of people have come into contact with them. Our teams will sterilize the area completely,” he said