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J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters closed for today as 27 employees test positive

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With 240 new cases, number of infected in J&K reaches 9501

SRINAGAR, July 9: As valley continues to witness spike in COVID-19 cases and subsequent deaths, at least 27 employees tested positive for deadly virus at Jammu and Kashmir Bank Corporate Headquarters at Maulana Azad Road here Thursday.

Official sources said 27 employees tested positive for novel Coronavirus at Jammu and Kashmir Bank Corporate Headquarters following which the bank authorities decided to close all except Vice-President’s office there on Friday as a precautionary measure.

Sources said the staff members have also been directed to work from home for continuity of business operations while all official activities will remain suspended on Friday.

Sources said that the bank management ordered closure of ground floor- General Department CHQ, Ground Floor- Enquiry Department CHQ, 1st Floor Vigilance Department, 1st Floor-S&C Department, 1st Floor- IS Audit, 2nd Floor-estate and Engineering, 3rd Floor-all departments including Annex building-Payment and Settlement, Annex building- Risk Management, Air India building-ATM help Desk Section.

The bank management also said the staff members in I/C Service Operations, I/C Payment and Settlement, I/C Government Business, I/C Treasury Operations departments shall ensure to work from home so as to continue business operations.

It may in place to mention that J&K Bank branch Saidakadal in old city was closed after two staffers reported positive for novel Covid-19 last week.

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 infected people in Jammu and Kashmir reached 9501 as 240 more tested positive on Thursday.

Officials said that 185 persons from Kashmir and 55 from Jammu division tested Covid-19 positive today.

They said that out of 9501 positive cases, 3652 are Active Positive, 5695 have recovered and 154 have died.

Out of 429787 test results available, 420286 samples have been tested as negative till July 9, 2020, they said.

The officials further said that 306434 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38939 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 44 in Hospital Quarantine, 3,652 in hospital isolation and 45713 under home surveillance. Besides, 217932 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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