8 hospitals in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu dedicated for COVID-19

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)

Eight hospitals in Kashmir and three in Jammu to be exclusively dedicated for COVID-19 cases, said Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu and Kashmir.

Kansal said, “2,400 treatment beds and 1,000 additional quarantine beds have also been earmarked. Adequate capacity to handle any possible rush.”

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Earlier today, Kansal said that four more positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Srinagar district.

He said two of them have travel history of abroad and the other two have travel history of outside the Union Territory as part of a religious congregation.