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Covid hospitals, quarantine centres under restoration: Div Com Kashmir Kashmir Quarantine Centres

Covid hospitals, quarantine centres under restoration: Div Com Kashmir

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jan 2022, 06:41 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: The outbreak of covid19's omicron variant in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday has put the Divisional Administration in Kashmir on alert mode with 6,000-bedded quarantine facilities being made operational across the union territory.

In an exclusive interaction with Greater Kashmir, the Divisional Commissioner for Kashmir Pandurang K Pole said the outbreak of Omicron “was a matter of concern”.

“Five cases of omicron have been detected and at the same time, there is a surge in COVID cases as well. We are restoring the dedicated COVID hospitals where staff has been deputed and ventilators in sufficient numbers are being kept ready. There were some cases where ventilators needed repair, it has been ensured that  the task is completed,” the DC said.

“We are training the frontline workers stationed at these quarantine centres and there would be separate quarantine facilities for travellers especially overseas travellers,” he said.

Commenting on the protocol for air travellers, Pole said the administration will continue following the same guidelines which are in place for last two years.

“Passengers with foreign travel history will have to go through the RT-PCR test at the airport. Domestic travellers not carrying a negative test report of 72 hours before the departure also have to undergo RAT test at the airport,” he added.