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Covid 19: Authorities start door-to-door contact tracing after milkman tests positive in Bandipora

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Yesterday, two positive cases had surfaced in Bandipora, among them one was a milkman, reportedly, hailing from Shallpora Naidkhai.

By Suhail S

Bandipora, 15 Apr 2020

Authorities are conducting door-to-door operation in Naidkhai area of Bandipora, north Kashmir, to locate those people, especially females, who have come into contact with a milkman, who has been tested positive for COVID-19.

Yesterday, two positive cases had surfaced in Bandipora, among them one was a milkman, reportedly, hailing from Shallpora Naidkhai.

Sources told that authorities are busy in tracing the contacts of the milkman. There are apprehensions that many women may have come the contact with this milkman.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Shahbaz Mirza, said that contacts will be traced, quarantined, and tested. He added that situation is under control and there are no reports of community transmission of the virus.

“Milkman, who tested positive, had come into contact with a positive patient,” he said.

Bandipora has witnessed fifty-three COVID-19 positive cases, most after Srinagar in Kashmir. Among those cases, Gund Jahangeer hamlet alone has twenty-six patients.

Meanwhile, in Shangus area of Nowgam Anantnag, a 41-year-old man working at a baker’s shop was also tested positive. Authorities have put the owner of the shop, his family members, and the family members of the patients in quarantine as well.

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