Srinagar, Mar 31, KNT: All the 78 persons mostly students who were quarantined here in a Srinagar hotel have been tested negative. All these persons have been sent back to their homes with a direction that they should quarantine themselves in homes for next 14 days.
These people were quarantined after they arrived in Srinagar from Leh and Kargil regions. From past two weeks they were staying in a Srinagar hotel.
As they come out from the hotel, the police personnel present in the premises of the hotel welcomed them in a bid to boost their morale.
“I am really happy that all the tests quarantined in the hotel have found negative. Finally, I am leaving for the home and it is a big relief for me,” said a man to Kashmir News Trust who hails from North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Most of the people quarantined in the hotel thanked Srinagar Administration for the hospitality and better facilities they were provided during the period of quarantine.
“We got everything from the administration and we really thank them for the arrangements they had made for us,” a group of people outside the hotel said.
Administration had arranged vehicles for these people and they were ferried to their respective district headquarters.
A government official told KNT that more people quarantined at different places whose tests will turn out negative will be sent back to their homes with a direction that they should quarantine themselves in their respective homes. “We have to break the chain and it is possible only when we maintain social distancing and stop coming out from our homes un-necessarily,” he said. (KNT)