Srinagar, Dec 29: After a long hiatus, a fresh case of Covid-19 has been reported in Jammu and Kashmir even as officials said that there is no need to panic but advised people to take precautions.
An official from GMC Jammu told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a patient who had come in contact with the person who had returned from abroad has been tested positive for Covid.
He said that this was the first case of now endemic Covid-19, however, his sample has been sent to the genome sequencing laboratory to find the sub-variant behind the case.
He added that the patient who is recovering now had mild symptoms and has been kept under observation at home.
He added that there is no need to panic but people need to take precautions like they were taking earlier.
An official said that normal precautions are enough to combat Covid-19 and its strains and there is no need to panic.
They said that young people going outside need to take more precautions as they may contract a virus and then it may spread to elderly ones and people having underlying problems.
They added that people having underlying problems need to take more precautions and contracting any virus for these people may prove fatal .
Officials from the Kashmir division said that no fresh Covid-19 has been reported in the Kashmir division.
Spokesperson DHSK Dr Mir Mushtaq told KNO that people shouldn’t think about variants rather they need to focus on precautions so as to keep the disease away.
“They need to understand whether Covid-19 or its variant is a one disease and the same precautions are required to keep Covid-19 and its strains or variants away,” he said—(KNO)