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78 persons discharged after completing two-week quarantine period

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Process of discharging those put under administrative quarantine in Srinagar starts

Cops clap outside Hotel Heemal as 78 people, who had returned from Leh and were put under quarantine in Srinagar, were today allowed to go home after completing the quarantine period. PHOTO/Javed Khan

SRINAGAR: Seventy-eight persons who were shifted into administrative quarantine upon their return to Srinagar two weeks ago were discharged today after successfully completing their 14-day quarantine period.

These persons who had returned from Leh were the first of those returning from outside who were put under administrative quarantine in different well-equipped hotels and government accommodations in the district.

These persons some of whom belonged to Srinagar while others to different districts of Kashmir were sent home entrusted to their district headquarters in SRTC busses the Srinagar administration had arranged for their convenience.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar M Haneef Balkhi who has been designated as overall incharge of quarantine facilities established in the district oversaw their discharge and their transportation.

The group was under thorough medical supervision throughout their quarantine period and were discharged after clearance from doctors.

It is notable that there are around 1900 persons who have been put under administrative quarantine in Srinagar after their return mostly from overseas countries.

While another group of over 220 persons will complete their quarantine and be released tomorrow all the overseas-return persons in administrative quarantine in the district will complete their quarantine period by the end of this week and will be sent home as they complete it.

Shifting of overseas-return persons into quarantine facilities was part of Srinagar administration’s elaborate preventive measures put in place to contain spread of the coronavirus infection after the first positive case was reported in the district.

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