Jammu and Kashmir Coronavirus cases rise to 55, Ladakh reports no new cases in 12 days

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The UT of Jammu and Kashmir has reported 6 new cases of Coronavirus on March 31, taking the total number of cases to 55. So far, 2 patients have recovered and 2 patients have succumbed to the deadly disease.

The doctors hinted that some of the cases in the UT were due to community transmission as some patients had no international travel history and no contact with any Coronavirus patient. As per officials, over 5,000 people are under observation in Jammu and Kashmir due to their travel history or because they came in contact with a patient.

At present, Jammu and Kashmir has 51 active Coronavirus cases and Ladakh has 10 active cases.

Jammu and Kashmir Coronavirus cases

StateTotal CasesActive CasesCuredDeath
Jammu and Kashmir555122

Jammu and Kashmir has reported a total of 55 cases and out of this, two of the patients have recovered and two patients have succumbed. The 21-day lockdown will end on April 14.

Vaishno Devi pilgrims stranded In Jammu

Hundreds of Vaishno Devi pilgrims from various parts of the country are stranded in Jammu due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown. They have assembled in a temple complex in Jammu as they have nowhere to go and are short on money.

"The administration is taking care of them and ensuring that they don't face any problems." said Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu.

Jammu & Kashmir High Court issues guidelines to government

The J&K High Court on Monday issued a series of directions to the government and its departments, while hearing public interest litigation pertaining to spread of coronavirus in the Union Territory.

The division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sindhu Sharma, on being apprised by amicus curiae that about 400 pilgrims from Bihar stranded at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, are being asked to vacate their current lodgings, directed the Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and the Deputy Commissioner, Reasi to ensure that these pilgrims are not asked to vacate their current lodgings and their needs are fully provided till such time as the lockdown persists.

J&K sanctions 17.65 cr for regd construction workers

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday sanctioned₹17.65 crore for construction workers registered with the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board who were left without work due to 21-day nationwide lockdown in view of coronavirus pandemic.

50 contacts of first victim quarantined

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have quarantine 50 people who had come in contact with the 64-year-old man from Srinagar who succumbed to Coronavirus. The Health officials in the UT said that the deceased patient had a travelled a lot recently and it was logical to assume that he had come into contact with a much higher number of persons than have been traced so far.

Rohit Kansal, principal secretary of planning, Jammu and Kashmir said, "Employers shall not terminate their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers from the jobs or reduce their wages. If any worker takes leave, they shall be deemed to be on duty without any consequential reduction in their wages."

Ladakh Coronavirus cases

StateTotal CasesActive CasesCuredDeath
Ladakh131030

There have been 13 cases of Coronavirus in Ladakh so far after 16 samples sent for testing turned out to be negative on Monday. Out of these, 3 patients have recovered and have been discharged from the hospital.

Chief Justice orders closure of courts in J&k and Ladakh

The Chief Justice of J&K and Ladakh High Court on Thursday ordered closure of all courts in the two UTs during the national lockdown period. The Registrar General of the High Court has issued a circular ordering that the High Court and all subordinate courts in J&K and Ladakh will remain closed during the period of lockdown till April 14.

The 21-day lockdown announced by the government will end on April 14.

See also:
Coronavirus cases in Telangana
Coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh
Coronavirus cases in Gujarat

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