First coronavirus patient of Srinagar recovers

Baramulla: People strictly practising social distancing while they queue up to buy medicines outside a medical store during 21-day long nationwide lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla on March 25, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Srinagar’s first coronavirus patient tested negative for the disease on Sunday.

The woman, who had become the valley’s first coronavirus case on March 18, tested negative on Sunday at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.

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The 67-year-old woman, of Khanyar locality in Srinagar, had arrived in the city on an Air India flight on March 16, from Jeddah, along with 41 other pilgrims.

Health authorities immediately traced her contact persons and 41 co-passengers who travelled with her.

They were quarantined and three of them were found positive for the CoVID-19. Also, two of her secondary contacts were found positive for the virus.