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SRINAGAR: The authorities on Thursday declared Chattabal locality in Srinagar City as a “red zone” in view of a cluster of four positive cases of COVID-19 in the area, officials said. “Chattabal has been declared Containment (Red) Zone in view of cluster of four positive cases,” the Srinagar District Administration said in a tweet. The containment zone has been marked from the administrative boundary of the residential colony where these cases were detected and while a buffer zone of additional five kilometre radius has been announced. Nearly 20 villages in various districts have already been declared as containment zones in Kashmir Valley where 50 cases of COVID-19 have been detected so far. Of these, two patients have died while one has recovered. Meanwhile, authorities have released another batch of 324 people from various quarantine facilities in the city, taking the total number of those who successfully completed the isolation period to 638, officials said. “About 324 more persons who had returned from overseas countries being discharged after completing their two-week quarantine in Srinagar. Total number of persons discharged so far is now 638,” the Srinagar District Administration tweeted. This was the third group of people to be released from quarantine facilities in the city in as many days. While 236 people were discharged and allowed to go home on Wednesday, 78 people completed their isolation period on Tuesday.
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