65-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Kashmir

Kashmir reports first death due to coronavirus 65-year-old passes away

26 Mar 2020 Kashmir reports first death due to coronavirus 65-year-old passes away Written by Shalini Ojha ¢erdot India

The chorus for the restoration of high-speed 4G internet services on mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir has grown in the wake of the detection of the increased number of cases every day in the valley. Thirteen more such patients are admitted at a Leh hospital. "The patient had medical history of prolonged illness with sugar, hypertension andobesity", one of them said.

The patient is said to be a resident of Hyderpora Srinagar (originally, a resident of Sopore) who had returned from New Delhi, UP, Jammu recently after being part of a "Tablighi Jamaat" attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.

Two children, aged 8-month-old and 7-year-old, have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Srinagar on Thursday, officials said. The four patients were contacts of the patient who died today.

Kashmir's Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P.K. Pole was quoted by local news agency KNO as saying "I have ordered for a probe to find out whether the case was mishandled and protocol was followed or not".

The deceased was tested positive on Tuesday and four more people who had come in contact with him were tested positive on Wednesday taking the total number of positive cases across J&K to 11 till now.

Earlier political leaders, students and their parents, political leaders in unison has sought 4G internet services in the region to allow educational institutes offer e-learning to students amid a seven-month-long lockdown - earlier following the abrogation of Article 370 in August, and now because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to observe lockdown across India for 21 days to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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