Chief Secretary appeals for calm | KNO

Says aggressive testing resulting in detections, compliments health workers, field admin
Chief Secretary appeals for calm | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Jammu, Mar 28 : As the number of cases being tested across J&K rose to 33 today, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today appealed people to stay calm and not panic. In a message, Mr. Subrahmanyam said the J&K Government has undertaken an aggressive testing campaign to detect COVID-19 positive cases as a result of which there is an increase in the number. He said the latest five positive cases today - 2 in Srinagar and 3 in Jammu - are all contacts of prior positives and are asymptomatic which would have never been known for upto 2 weeks and would have infected 100s subsequently. The Chief Secretary said the testing rate in J& K is over 10% of those under surveillance which is higher than states like Kerala. He said Medical capacities, response mechanism and other parameters are being quietly ramped up. Hoping that J&K would overcome the crisis, the Chief Secretary complimented the frontline health workers, field administration and volunteers who are resolutely fighting on the ground to defeat the pandemic—(KNO)