Two younger siblings, grandchildren of a 65-year-old who died of coronavirus in Srinagar, have examined optimistic for the virus, an official stated on Thursday.
The two embrace an eight-month-old who could possibly be the nation’s youngest coronavirus sufferer. The different youngster is seven.
“Two more positive cases in Srinagar. Siblings (seven-years-old and eight-months-old)… Total number of active positive cases is now at 11,” authorities spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.
Two extra optimistic instances in Srinagar. Siblings (7 years previous and eight months previous)- grandchildren of a confirmed case from Srinagar with journey historical past to Saudi Arabia who had examined optimistic on 24th. Total variety of lively optimistic instances now 11. @diprjk
– Rohit Kansal (@kansalrohit69) March 26, 2020
Their grandfather had not too long ago returned from Saudi Arabia. He examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Tuesday and died in hospital this morning.
This is the primary coronavirus loss of life in Kashmir.
The total neighbourhood has been sealed by the police and make contact with tracing is underway.
The man was a spiritual preacher affiliated to the Tableeji Jamaat and his loss of life has led to worries a couple of fast unfold within the space.
Official sources say over 70 individuals, together with seven medical doctors, had are available in contact with him and at the very least 4 have examined optimistic to date. All the remaining have been shifted to completely different quarantine amenities.
An inquiry has been ordered into the alleged mishandling, with PK Pole, Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir), writing in his report that the affected person had been given “ample time to spread the virus” and there was “absolute negligence” by well being officers, together with the medical superintendent of the Sher-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.
The man had travelled to completely different elements of the nation earlier than returning to Kashmir on March 16.
The organisation he belonged to – Tableegi Jamaat – is headquartered at Banglwali Masjid in Delhi’s Nizamuddin neighbourhood and has an unlimited community of mosques all over the world. The organisation encourages followers to spend as much as three months in non secular service and go to these mosques.
The man additionally visited Andaman and Nicobar and a mosque in Jammu’s Samba earlier than flying to Srinagar.
Back in Srinagar, he visited a neighbourhood mosque and the Jamaat centre in Sopore in north Kashmir, all of the whereas coughing and sneezing.
Across India the variety of lively instances has crossed 600; at the very least 13 deaths have been linked to this virus.
The nation entered a “total lockdown” for 21 days on Wednesday, as ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to interrupt the chain of transmission.
Worldwide the virus, which originated in China’s Wuhan district in December final 12 months, has killed greater than 18,000 individuals and contaminated over 4.1 lakh others.