Coronavirus: J-K reports 12 new positive cases; number stands at 33

Helpline set up for stranded residents in Delhi

Coronavirus: J-K reports 12 new positive cases; number stands at 33

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Tribune News Service
Srinagar/Jammu, March 28

Jammu and Kashmir reported 12 new coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, a senior government official said---the highest single-day reporting of the deadly virus from the union territory.

Of the 12 cases, nine cases were from Kashmir and three were from Jammu. This takes the state’s tally to 33.

“Hardly do I finish my press briefing -28 cases-that I get more unpleasant news -5 new positive cases- 2 in Srinagar, 3 in Jammu- all contacts of previously positive ones ; All Jammu cases asymptomatic. We are at 33 now,” J&K government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said a tweet.

 Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has set up a dedicated helpline centre in Delhi to address the issues faced by stranded residents of the Union Territory due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown, an official spokesperson said on Saturday.

The 24x7 helpline with three telephone numbers — 011-24611210, 24611108, 24615475 — has been established in Jammu and Kashmir Resident Commission, New Delhi, to address the issues of the local residents stranded in the national capital and elsewhere in the country, the spokesman said here.

Additional Secretary Rimpy Ohri is supervising the overall functioning of the centre in Delhi, he said.

“J&K residents facing any issue due to lockdown may contact the helpline (for redressal of their problems),” the spokesman said.

He said hundreds of students from across the country have already been facilitated by the commission to return to their home districts while several have been facilitated to stay at various dedicated hotels in Delhi. With PTI inputs

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