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Senior doctor says test people for corona before J&K entry

Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) Alarmed by a number of coronavirus cases among people who entered Jammu and Kashmir, a senior doctor on Sunday advised testing of people before they were allowed to travel to the Union Territory by any mode of transporation.

Dr Naveed Shah, Superintendent of Srinagar Chest Diseases Hospital, tweeted: “Seeing the travellers who test positive for Covid-19, we should get travellers getting into our UT tested outside before they enter… be it air or road travel.”

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The standard practice at present is that people are tested for COVID-19 on their arrival in the Union Territory and shifted to institutional quarantine if the results are positive.

More than five dozen people who went to J&K from outside by train or air in recent days have tested positive so far.

–IANS

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