Two siblings, aged 8-months-old, and 7-year-old tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, taking the toll of positive cases in Jammu Kashmir to 11.
Principal Secretary to J&K Government, Rohit Kansal said that both children from Srinagar were grandchildren of a coronavirus positive case had tested positive.
Rohit Kansal’s tweet reads, “Two more positive cases in Srinagar. Siblings, one 7 years old another 8 months old, both grandchildren of a confirmed case from Srinagar with travel history to Saudi Arabia who had tested positive on 24 March.”
“The children had 10 days of exposure. Though they are positive, they don’t have a severe condition. They are still asymptomatic,” he said. He said that the test starts to come positive after 72 hours of getting exposure.
“The virus may not be present as a disease in the children,” the doctor said. Similarly, at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, samples of 13 people received on Wednesday have been negative at the institute.
With three new fresh positive cases, a total of 14 people have tested positive in J&K, 10 in Kashmir and 4 in Jammu.
As per the media bulletin of J&K government, a total of 5482 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance, 3053 in-home quarantine, 117 in hospital quarantine and 1761 in-home surveillance.