STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The Government on Wednesday informed that 14 new
positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 03 from Jammu and 11 from
Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of
positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 139.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus
(Covid-19), out of 139 positive cases, 130 are Active Positive, 06 have
recovered and 03 have died.
Furthermore, till date 40336 travellers and persons in
contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include
8494 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government,
518 in Hospital Quarantine, 130 in hospital isolation and 23364 under home
surveillance. Besides, 7830 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that till date 2269 samples have
been sent for testing of which 2116 have tested as negative, and 14 reports are
awaited till April 08, 2020.
It said that two more Covid-19 patients have recovered and
have been discharged from SKIMS Soura, Srinagar today.
The Bulletin urged the general public to stay indoors,
strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history
to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases
The general public is advised to avoid unnecessary visit to
hospitals, in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing,
seek medical advice promptly by calling on Covid-19 helpline numbers so that
they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the right health
facility, if needed.
The Bulletin informed the general public that in case of any
emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by
calling on toll-free No. 108. Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free
ambulance services by dialling toll-free No. 102.
Furthermore a 24×7 toll-free national helpline number 1075
has been activated for support, guidance, and response to health-related
queries on novel coronavirus disease. The government of Jammu and Kashmir has
also set up helpline numbers in this regard: 0191-2549676 (UT level Cell for
J&K), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division),
0194-2440283 and 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division).
With regard to personal hygiene, the advisory stressed on
frequent hand washing with soap and water and to observe, coughing and sneezing
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued
by the Government from time to time and are urged to rely only on the
information released by the government in this regard through the daily media
bulletin to print and electronic media.
People are advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay
no heed to them at the same time.
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