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50 students quarantined at Pahalgam in Kashmir

Anantnag

22-March-2020

 Fifty students who arrived here from Bangladesh were placed in quarantine in Pahalgam hill station in J&K, Anantnag Deputy Commissioner Bashir Ahmad Dar said on Sunday.

All the students after screening have been put under medical surveillance as a precautionary measure as per the protocol observed for people landing in India from abroad.

Divulging details, the Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration has geared up to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, adding that 16 locations have been identified for quarantine in the district.

He said fumigation and sanitation drives are being taken up at all public places across the district with focus on towns.

He said district and block level control rooms have already been set up. He said system is in place for identification of persons reporting from Covid-19-affected countries for which 12 rapid response medical teams along with 10 dedicated ambulances are being deployed.

The Deputy Commissioner hailed people for their co-operation in observing the 'Janata Curfew' adding that public lockdown and social distancing are the most effective measures to contain the progression of Covid-19 outbreak. He appealed to media and other stakeholders to support the district administration in augmenting preparedness by way of following health advisories strictly.

Meanwhile, the district administration has devised a plan for distribution of essentials among people at their doorstep. IANS


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