STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The Government on Monday informed that three new
positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division, have
been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and
Kashmir to 109.
to the daily Media Bulletin on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 109
positive cases, 103 are Active Positive, 04 have recovered and 02 have died.
Regarding their location, 85 cases are from Kashmir and 18 from Jammu division.
till date 35243 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have
been put under surveillance which include 10556 persons in home quarantine
including facilities operated by government, 615 in Hospital Quarantine, 103 in
hospital isolation and 17506 under home surveillance. Besides, 6463 persons
have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
Bulletin said that till date 1708 samples have been sent for testing of which
1583 have tested as negative, and 16 reports are awaited till April 06, 2020.
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 voluntarily.
bulletin stressed on people to take extra time and care for themselves during
the COVID-19 outbreak. While detailing some simple strategies the bulletin
reads, “Spending quality time with family and getting involved in family
discussions while staying at home during this period will help reduce anxiety
and distress. Try to connect with your family members & loved ones through
phone call or video call if they stay far from you.”
bulletin called on people to engage in recreational activities like solving
puzzles, playing some board games, listening to music, reading etc to reduce
boredom. “It is important to be physically active. Simple stretching exercises,
simple yoga postures, walking indoors or meditation will be beneficial not only
for your physical health but also mental health. Keep yourself busy in doing
small activities at home to reduce boredom like gardening, cleaning and cooking
etc. Cut down on listening to news all the time as it may be upsetting,” the
general public has been 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
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.
a 24×7 toll-free national helpline number 1075, 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) for support,
guidance, and response to health-related queries on novel coronavirus disease.
regard to personal hygiene, the bulletin advised on frequent hand washing with
soap and water and to observe, coughing and sneezing etiquettes.
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.
are advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the
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