Teacher teaching at tuition centre tests positive in North Kashmir

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Government asks people not to panic

Panic gripped Tangmarg area of North Kashmir's  Baramulla district on Thursday after the son of deceased Covid-19 patient was declared positive. The son of the deceased 65 year old Covid-19 patient being a teacher has reportedly came in contact with dozens of students at a private tuition centre, however authorities have appealed parents not to panic as according to them before the outbreak of this disease Coaching Centres were closed in the area.

Tangmarg man died recently at Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar, though he was neither having any travel history nor had come into contact with any infected person. Doctors said he was suffering from Coronavirus infection, however, he had been admitted at SMHS Hospital after developing some liver problem.

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Shortly after reports surfaced that the son of the deceased patient has been declared positive, panic gripped in Tangmarg, as being a teacher, the infected person was teaching students at a private tuition centre.

Sources told KNT that that dozens of families have been asked to go for home quarantine and in case of symptoms, people have been directed to contact medical team.

Sub Divisional Magistrate, Gulmarg Shabir-ul-Hasan in his message has asked people not to panic. “It is very unfortunate to inform the general public that the Labortatory confirmed Covid-19 Positive (now deceased) man’s son has been detected Covid-19 positive.The said person being a teacher was running a tution centre too. So the parants of all children who ware taking tution from him, are requested not to panic but contact Nodal Officer Covid-19, Dr Tahir Lone (Mob No:-9419005305-9906669181) for further detailed precautions and necessary advices,” the message from SDM reads.

Over five dozen people have been tested positive for Covid-19 infection in KashmirValley while this disease has claimed two lives in Valley.

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