Published On: Fri, Apr 10th, 2020

7 out of 8 test positive in Srinagar, belong to Tablighi Jamaat

Jammu: Seven out of the eight persons who tested positive on Friday in Srinagar district are part of a Tablighi Jamaat and they belong to Kerala.

The total number of positive cases today crossed 200 in J&K as the number shot to 207

“Today’s positives include 7 members of a Tablighi Jamaat who were traced, and isolated on March 27. Just proves that a determined tracking works. Appeal please cooperate”, government spokesman, Rohit Kansal tweeted.

Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Srinagar DM said, “8 Covid +ve in #Srinagar today sounds panicky, but it’s not. This is a classic ‘tracing success story. Please help report”.

Sources said the seven persons who tested positive today had come here with a local Tablighi Jamaat member who also tested positive today.

The total number of positive cases today crossed 200 in J&K as the number shot to 207.

Out of these, 39 are in Jammu division while 168 are in Kashmir division.

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