Already coping up with the increasing number of cases, the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, in the worst-case scenario witnessed a case of senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer testing positive for COVID-19.
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Following the incident many bureaucrats and doctors, who attended a meeting with him on Saturday, have gone into self-quarantine, officials said.
The said officer, who is posted as the principal secretary to the government, tested positive for coronavirus infection at Jammu airport on his return from Srinagar.
The IAS officer had on Saturday attended a high-level meeting after his return from Srinagar. They said several top bureaucrats and doctors attended the meeting, prompting them to go into self-quarantine. They will undergo tests later in the day.
Jammu and Kashmir have recorded a total of 2,341 coronavirus positive cases including 1,853 in the valley and 488 in Jammu region till Saturday evening.