Two Suspect Cases Test Negative For Coronavirus In Kangra District

Dharamshala: District chief medical officer Dr. Gurdarshan disclosed today that two suspected coronavirus patients have tested negative for the infection.

He said that the two patients were kept in isolation for two days, after they were feared to have contracted the infection and their samples were sent to the National Virology Center. “The reports have come and they are not infected,” said Dr Gurdarshan. Earlier also tests of 3 suspected patients had also turned up as negative, he added.

He said that action is being taken with utmost vigilance to prevent infection of Coronavirus spreading and necessary instructions had also been issued to the general public at large and all the health professionals working in the district. He said that all the citizens who have come to Kangra district in the last 28 days from corona infected countries, have to undergo a voluntary health checkup at the nearest health centre so that necessary steps can be taken to contain those who turn up as suspects or have the infection.

He said that all hotel managers, home stay operators and other institutions of stay have also been given necessary instructions and precautions to be taken regarding the arrival of passengers from suspected countries. He said that common citizens can also contact the toll free number 104 and 108 for any kind of information regarding corona virus.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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