Kupwara, June 2: The young government employee from North Kashmir’s Kupwara district who died yesterday at SMHS Hospital Srinagar was declared positive for Covid-19 infection today.
Pertinently, panic had gripped in Warnu Lolab area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district yesterday, after a 25 year old government employee died at SMHS Hospital Srinagar on Monday. A rumour had spread in the area that the youth died of Covid-19.
Nazir Ahmed Wani, a resident of Warnu Lolab, who was working as Store Keeper in Food Department had developed acute fever and he was shifted to District Hospital Handwara where from he was referred to SMHS Hospital.
Nodal Officer for Coronavirus, Dr Saleem told KNT the young man died due to acute pneumonia and he was tested positive for Covid-19 today. “Body will be handed over to family and he will be buried as per Covid-19 protocol,” he said.