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With 14 new positive cases, COVID-19 tally reaches 106 in J&K

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33503 persons under observation

JAMMU: The Government Sunday informed that 14 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 106.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 106 positive cases, 100 are Active Positive, 04 have recovered and 02 have died.

Furthermore, till date 33503 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10981 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 619 in Hospital Quarantine, 100 in hospital isolation and 16237 under home surveillance. Besides, 5566 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

The Bulletin further said that till date 1551 samples have been sent for testing of which 1429 have tested as negative, and 16 reports are awaited till April 05, 2020.

The Bulletin urged the general public to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.

According to the advisory issued in the media bulletin, people are advised to take care of the mental health of children.

“It is important to reassure your children whenever needed, listen to their concerns and try answering their queries related to the outbreak. Do not avoid their questions related to Covid-19 or speak to them harshly. Make them understand that things will be better if we take proper care. Engage them in indoor activities to cut down boredom. Keep them in contact with their friends, cousins and loved ones by calling them up or through video calls.

“Give them proper facts in a way that they can understand so that they do not remain confused, as this may increase their anxiety. Ensure that they have a regular habit of studying by giving them small assignments related to their lessons,” the advisory added.

The advisory also called for taking special care of elderly persons by reminding them to practice hand washing as often as possible, making sure to tell them to cover their mouth and nose with bent elbow when they cough or sneeze.

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