2 more suspected cases of Coronavirus admitted at SKIMS

6 patients under observation at hospital: Officials

Srinagar, March 10: Two more suspected cases of coronavirus have been reported at Sheri-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Tuesday and they have been put the under the observation, officials said.

A senior health official at SKIMS told JKNS that they have received two suspect cases, which have travel history for the Coronavirus affected countries.

“The patients have traveled from Korea and Malaysia and are under observation at the hospital. We have kept the six persons in isolation ward. The samples were collected and sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology in Pune,” the official said.

As per the official, six patients having Coronavirus-like symptoms have been quarantined at Kashmir’s largest hospital SKIMS and undergoing treatment.

Earlier on Monday, a 63 year old lady from the Jammu was tested positive for Coronavirus and is going under treatment at GMC Jammu. She was having travel history from Islamic Republic of Iran.

The J&K administration has already ordered the closure of all primary schools in six districts and suspended biometric attendance in government offices till March 31. (JKNS)