Thirteen students at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Kakriyal, Katra in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir have tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, the district disaster management authority has ordered immediate closure of the university until further orders.
“It has been found expedient to close Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University to contain the spread of the disease and ensure safety of the students and general public,” said an order issued by district magistrate Charandeep Singh.
The students were tested for Covid-19 on December 31 and January 1. The university had been conducting offline classes since September 2021.
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Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded a single-day spike of 5,818 new COVID-19 cases- 4,066 in Kashmir and 1,752 in Jammu-even as four new deaths were reported in the Jammu division in the last 24 hours.
The case tally has risen to 3,72,669 while the death toll jumped to 4,579-2,347 in Kashmir and 2,232 in Jammu, officials said.
A total of 341854 patients have recovered from the disease so far including 1255 in the last 24 hours.
Active cases have surged to 26236-Jammu 9336 in Jammu and 16900 in Kashmir.
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The government on Tuesday declared SKIMS Medical College Hospital, Bemina, and Sub District Hospital Sopore as dedicated hospitals for COVID-19 treatment.
Besides, SKIMS Medical College Hospital, Bernina would function as a dedicated COVID Hospital for treatment of Maternity Child Care and Orthopedic COVID patients, reads a communication sent to Principal SKIMS Medical College Hospital Bemina, Srinagar and Director Health Services Kashmir by Deputy Director (Planning) Health and Medical Education Department.
“All the cases should be treated and operated in the respective health institutions while strictly following COVID-19 treatment protocol as referring of COVID-19 patients in non-COVID hospitals may pose a high risk of virus transmission,” the communication underlines.
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