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Kashmir reports first two cases of new UK COVID-19 strain

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'Male patients from Srinagar undergoing treatment at JLNM hospital'

Srinaga: After a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, two cases of new UK COVID-19 strain were found in Kashmir on Saturday, officials said here.

Dr. Bilquees Shah, Nodal officer for COVID-19 at JLNM hospital told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that two male patients from Kashmir have been tested positive for new COVID strain that was first reported in the United Kingdom.

“The duo male patients are residents of Habak and Soura respectively,” she said, adding that both the patients are travellers.

Officials said that people whom they contacted with so far will be isolated while the two positive cases have been admitted at JLNM hospital.

Pertinently, nearly 90 cases of new UK COVID strain have been found across India so far.

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