J&K Coronavirus cases rise to 407, Ladakh reports 18 cases

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The UT of Jammu and Kashmir has reported 27 new cases of Coronavirus on April 22, taking the total number of cases to 407. So far, 92 patients have recovered and 5 patients have succumbed to the deadly disease. Ladakh has reported that 16 patients have been cured so far.

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 310 active Coronavirus cases and Ladakh has 2 active cases.


Jammu and Kashmir Coronavirus cases

StateTotal CasesActive CasesCuredDeath
Jammu and Kashmir407310925

Jammu and Kashmir has reported a total of 380 cases and out of this, Kashmir has reported 351 cases and Jammu has reported 56 cases.

Decision on Amarnath Yatra to be made after reviewing situation


J&K Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, who is also the Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over its 38th board meeting held here on Wednesday. The board expressed its apprehension and held that as on date, it may not be possible to organise the annual Amarnath Yatra this year.

Given the severeness of the Covid-2019 pandemic, an appropriate decision on the matter can be taken only after reviewing of the situation in the coming future, an official statement said.

Woman tests coronavirus positive after giving birth to baby


A woman from Akhnoor, 100 km from Jammu, has tested positive for COVID-19 a day after she gave birth to a baby in a Jammu hospital, officials said.

Eidgah declared as 'Red zone'

Authorities on April 7 declared the densely populated Eidgah locality of Srinagar city as a red zone to check the spread of coronavirus infection after three persons tested positive from the locality. Security forces have placed coils of razor fitted concertina wire to block entry and exit points to prevent free passage of people into and outside the area.


Two other densely populated areas in Srinagar city, Chattabal and Jawahar Nagar have already been categorised as the red zones following the discovery of Coronavirus patients in these areas.

366 go home after quarantine in Kashmir

A batch of 230 persons who were under quarantine in Srinagar were allowed to go home on April 1 after they successfully completed the quarantine period and were declared free of any Coronavirus symptoms. Out of these 336 people, 130 are MBBS students who returned from Bangladesh recently.


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

There have been 18 cases of Coronavirus in Ladakh so far. Out of these, 16 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.

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