87 contacts of positive Pulwama patient quarantined
Pulwama, Mar 29: South Kashmir’s Pulwama youth tested positive for Covid-19 infection has contacted 87 people and all these persons have been quarantined, official sources told Kashmir News Trust.
Pertinently, a 26 year old youth (name withheld) from Khaigam, Rajpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, affiliated with Tableegi Jamat has been tested positive for Coronavirus.
While tracing the travel history and contacts authorities found that the victim was with Tableegi Jamaat outside the Jammu and Kashmir for about one month, during which he reportedly visited many states of India and is likely to have come in contact with Tableegis from other countries like Malaysia, Indonesia etc, during various religious congregations.
An official told KNT that the youth reached district Pulwama on 20 March after travelling from Delhi to Jammu and from Jammu to Pulwama.
“In Pulwama, before going to his home at Khaigam (a village close to Pakherpora Budgam) he spent some days in Gudoora and Chandgam hamlets of Pulwama, before finally reaching his home on 25 March. On 26 March he was screened at his home, however he was asymptomatic and was adviced to go for home quarantine. On 27 March he developed fever and went to Sub District Hospital Pakherpora for check up, and from there he was advised to go to SDH Charar-e-sharief, where from he was shifted to SKIMS on same day. At SKIMS he tested positive on 28 March.”
The official said that so far at least 87 contacts of the subject (75 from khaigam, 12 from Chandgam ) have been put under quarantine at a private school in Dangerpora Pulwama.
The official said that ironically the companion of the confirmed case from the same village ( name withheld) who has similar travel history of outside, but has returned directly to his home on March 20 rather than going to Gudoora and Chandgam villages has tested negative for Coronavirus. They were shifted together to SKIMS from SDH Chari-e-Sharief. (KNT)