Patient tests positive for Covid-19 in Kargil

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/3/2020 12:24:51 AM

LEH, Apr 2: As per the sample reports received, one patient has been tested positive of COVID-19, from Sanjak in Chiktan area of Kargil district, stated Commissioner/Secretary Health UT Ladakh in press conference on Thursday.
Concerned Block Medical Officer and Sub-divisional Magistrate have started contact tracing as it is known that this patient was already kept in quarantine facility because of COIVD-19 symptoms. Also, before coming to the hospital the patient was reported of visiting Achinathang village of Leh district. Therefore, Chief Medical Officers of Leh and Kargil are in Achinathang and Sanjak villages respectively and if necessary, both the areas would be brought under containment policy.
Com/Sec. yet again appeals for strictly maintaining social distancing and following the precautionary measures issued by WHO and Health department.
Regarding distribution of vegetables being brought by Air Force cargo, Com/Sec. said that as decided in a meeting with the Council (LAHDC), the distribution of vegetables would be carried out in coordination with the Council.



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