53 pc of COVID-19 active cases in Srinagar are travelers, it has to be a 'cautious June': DC
Jammu & Kashmir

53 pc of COVID-19 active cases in Srinagar are travelers, it has to be a 'cautious June': DC

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Srinagar, May 31 : Asserting that 53 per cent of the total active cases in this summer capital are travelers who have returned from outside, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said it has to be a 'cautious June' for everyone. He said cooperation of a total of 10,000 returnees and massive efforts by frontline workers ensured intensive testing and left none unnoticed in Srinagar. 'Srinagar's highest daily count of 26 COVID +ve cases today includes 13 travelers, others contacts.

At 124+20 travelers tested positive on arrival (in quarantine) accounting for 53% of total cases. 131 have recovered. It has to be a "cautious June" for all of us,' Dr Choudhary wrote on micro-blogging site twitter. He said of 1 lakh returning home in J&K, almost 10 per cent arrived in Srinagar. 'Their cooperation & massive efforts of our colleagues ensured intensive testing, leaving none unnoticed,' he said. The Srinagar DC said flights from Muscat, Dubai, Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh with over 3000 returnees arrived at Srinagar Airport in the last five days and went home after testing negative. 'Paid Quarantine starts Rs 400 per day. Government facilities opted by 52 per cent air travelers,' he added. Meanwhile, the official twitter handle of Department of Information and Public Relations, Govt of Jammu & Kashmir said that the J&K government's arrangements for returnees are getting appreciation. 'Nice Experience shared by a traveller of J&k government's COVID 19 quarantine facilities- A big morale booster for all those working for the safe & comfortable return of the citizens,' it said. (UNI)