New Delhi: Soon after three new cases of coronavirus were reported in the Union Territory taking the total cases to 109, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday advised people to cut down on listening to news all the time as it may be upsetting. The administration asked people of the UT to spend quality time with family rather. Also Read - COVID-19: India Receives 1.70 Lakh PPE Coveralls From China to Fight Corona Crisis in Country
“Spending quality time with family and getting involved in family discussions while staying at home during this period will help reduce anxiety and distress. Try to connect with your family members and loved ones through phone call or video call if they stay far from you,” the J-K administration said. Also Read - Any Coronavirus Patient Spitting On Others Will Now Be Booked For Attempt to Murder in Himachal Pradesh
Addressing a press conference, the administration said of the 109, 103 are active cases, four have recovered and two have died. Over 85 cases are from Kashmir and 18 from Jammu division. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Security Forces Foil Infiltration Attempt, Kill 9 Terrorists in 24 Hours
The officials said till date 35,243 travellers and contacts of suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10,556 in home-quarantine. “Others include 615 in hospital quarantine, 103 in hospital isolation and 17,506 under home surveillance. Besides, 6,463 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period,” officials added.
In the Union Territory, over 1,708 samples have been sent for testing till date, of which 1,583 have tested as negative, and 16 reports are awaited as on Monday.
However, the officials urged the public to stay indoors, strictly follow social-distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries. People were also asked to report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.
The officials also urged people to engage in recreational activities like solving puzzles, playing board games, listening to music, reading etc to reduce boredom.