COVID-19: 88 reports received negative, UT Ladakh removed from hotspot list

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LEH: Addressing the daily press conference to provide update on the Covid-19 situation of Ladakh region, Commissioner/Secretary Health Rigzin Samphel today stated that 88 sample reports of UT Ladakh were received from NCDC New Delhi and all the reports were negative for COVID-19. Out of the total sample reports, 71 reports are of Leh district and 17 are of Kargil district.

Regarding the containment zone, Samphel added that Achinathang village has been rescinded of containment zone for the reason that till now not a single positive case has been reported from there.

As per Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI advisory, now both Leh and Kargil districts do not fall under the hotspot area as defined in the advisory. According to relaxation in lock down, Samphel appealed to the general public to follow the advisory issued by respective District Magistrate of Leh and Kargil districts.

Answering to the queries Samphel informed that test reports of all the students of Kendra Vidhyalaya School were tested negative for COVID-19. The test of these students was conducted as one of the students of this school had tested positive few days ago and had attended to the school for three days.

Concerning update on essential commodities, Commr/Secy Health said that nearly 90 trucks carrying essential commodities reached Ladakh today, out of which 45 trucks were unloaded at Kargil and the rest were moved towards Leh. Essential commodities such as 2500 kg eggs, 5,000 ltr of milk and 11,500 kgs of onion were also flown in from Delhi and Chandigarh via Air cargo, he added.

Meanwhile, BMO Drass visited Meenmarg to monitor the screening point. Similarly, BMO Kargil and his team collected swab samples of Iran returnees of Kargil town. He further informed that fumigation of Community Health Centre Chiktan was also done today.