Suspected coronavirus patient left Srinagar hospital for home after stray dogs entered ward: Family

Srinagar: A woman, who had returned from Europe last week and admitted to a hospital here with symptoms for coronavirus, left the facility for home after stray dogs entered her ward, her family said on Thursday, refuting the administration’s claim that she had escaped. “The claims of the administration that they had tracked her are nothing […]

Number of coronavirus cases 649 in India, death toll 13: Health Ministry

New Delhi:The number of coronavirus cases climbed to 649 in India on Thursday and the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 13, with one death reported each from Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, according to the Health Ministry. Goa featured for the first time in the chart prepared by the ministry, reporting three […]

48 people who came in contact with COVID-19 patient put in quarantine

Srinagar:Forty-eight people, who had come in contact with the first coronavirus fatality in Kashmir, are in quarantine and authorities are in touch with the states visited by the man to track those who may have been infected by him, an official said on Thursday. The 65-year-old man, hailing from Hyderpora area of the city here, […]

Srinagar admin orders closure of religious places

Srinagar: The district adminstration has said that they are closing religious places as Kashmir saw first COVID-19 death today morning. “Closure of all religious places in #Srinagar is under way. With active cooperation of Managenent committees. Revered shrines Hazratbal, Naqshband Saheb show the way,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Choudhary tweeted. KR Desk

Doctor suspended in Shopian hospital

Shopian: A doctor was suspended in Shopian hospital after people complained about absence of medical staff at respiratory section in the hospital. Early morning, a group of people who returned from outside the Valley alleged that there is no one to conduct screening or medical checkup at the Shopian hospital. Following the complaints, Deputy commissioner […]

Russia to ground all international flights from midnight

Moscow: Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak. The decree published on Thursday orders aviation authorities to halt all regular and charter flights, with the exception of special flights evacuating Russian citizens from abroad. Russia’s civil aviation agency Rosaviatsiya will halt “regular […]

Strict restrictions imposed in Hajin

Hajin: Strict restrictions were imposed in Hajin after four persons tested positive there a day ago. People are not being allowed to enter or leave the area. Early morning, municipal committee Hajin started sanitisation drive in the area today. Chairman Municipal Committee Hajin Irshad Ahmad said that fresh drive was launched in view of the […]

WHO ‘very much’ sided with China on coronavirus: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that the World Health Organization has “very much” sided with China on coronavirus crisis, asserting that many people are unhappy with the global health agency and feel that “it’s been very unfair”. President Trump was responding to a question on allegations by Republican Senator Marco Rubio that the […]

Restrictions intensified in Kashmir 

Srinagar:The restrictions on the movement and assembly of people to contain the spread of the coronavirus were intensified in Kashmir on Thursday, in the wake of four more positive cases detected in the valley on Wednesday, taking the total number of affected persons to 11, officials said. Of the eight persons who had earlier tested […]

Probe ordered into handling of Sopore Corona patient

Srinagar: Divisional Commission Kashmir, P K Pole on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the negligence on part of SKIMS Medical College-Hospital Bemina to handle the Coronavirus suspect during his visit to the hospital. Additional commissioner Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain has been appointed as the inquiry officer who will probe the matter and initiate action against the […]