Coronavirus (COVID-19)

QAZIGUND — At least 1772 passengers including non-local labourers have been screened at Lower Munda in Qazigund area among which six with Coronavirus symptoms were quarantined.

Official sources said that among those who were quarantined at Emergency Hospital at Qazigund include four Nepali labourers and two Kashmiris.

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A police official said that not a single person will be allowed to enter into Valley. He said that Banihal Tunnel has been closed and people are being advised to stay where they are, and don’t travel on Srinagar Jammu Highway.

Meanwhile, Government is looking for those who are concealing travel history. Police have received inputs from various sources that dozens of people, mostly returning from abroad, have gone into hiding without any screening.

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Police sources said that last week, several people returned from Saudi Arabia and without screening are staying at home.

Sources added that three couples, all residents of Arampora Qamarwari, after returning from Saudi Arabia went straight to home and have not been quarantined or screened.

Similarly, sources said that a man from Hamdaniya Colony Sector 6 Bemina arrived from Thailand and without screening, is staying at home.

Similarly, a lady from Guzarbal Qamarwari, who along with her sister arrived from Saudi Arabia, without any screening is staying at home. This sibling returned to Valley on March 18.

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Sources said that a man from Bazar Mohalla, Gund Hassi Bhat Srinagar returned from Dubai yesterday and without undergoing any medical check-up is staying at home.

Locals from Kralpora Sultan Mohalla in Chadoora informed that a man after staying in various States of India has also returned home without any screening.

“The number of people who are staying at home and concealing travel history is very large. We are trying to identify them and they will be quarantined,” said an official.

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