900 J&K residents including 400 students in Maharashtra being evacuated by 'special shramik' train today. This will be the 6th shramik train. Including road & air evacuees, total number of returnees now exceeds 50,000: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), J&K Government
Over 1000 to arrive by the first train. Udhampur railway station readies itself to receive returning residents. Sanitation, fumigation and even a mobile app to register and test every incoming passenger: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu & Kashmir Govt#COVID19
376 J&K students in Kota set to return tomorrow. All arrangements finalised. This follows recent return of students & others who were in Jaisalmer and other places. Appeal - Please be patient. Govt is working hard to facilitate all: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary(Planning) J&K
Finally J&K breaks 1000 test barrier - 1071 samples tested in last 24 hours. But that also means more positives- so 40 new cases today - all from Kashmir. Total positive cases now 494. An unfortunate death too; total deaths now 6: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning) J&K
20 new cases reported today, 1 from Jammu Division and 19 from Kashmir. Total cases now at 427, including 57 in Jammu and 370 in Kashmir: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), J&K Government#COVID19
6 new positive cases confirmed in Kashmir Division. All contacts of previous positive cases. Meanwhile contact tracing continues in both Jammu and Kashmir Divisions: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), J&K Govt
7 more positive cases in Srinagar today. 4 cases-history of contact with already positive cases of religious congregation; other three-travel history outside J&K contacts being traced: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu & Kashmir (File pic)
4 more positive cases in #Kashmir ; all from Srinagar district - 2 have travel history abroad; the other 2 have travel history outside J&K as part of religious congregation: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu & Kashmir (file pic)
Another #COVID19 positive case reported just now; a patient from Rajouri district in Jammu. History of close contact with a (now deceased) positive case: Rohit Kansal, J&K Principal Secretary (Planning) (file pic)
Ongoing COVID19 pandemic; Govt declares holiday in all offices on March 24. March 23rd and March 25th are holidays. Essential services to continue undisturbed: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Planning, Jammu & Kashmir (file pic)
J&K Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal: We have received reports of hooligans & mischievous elements forcing shopkeepers in certain areas to keep their establishments close. This has been taken note of by law enforcing agency. Appropriate action will be taken.
Rohit Kansal, J&K Principal Secretary (Planning Commission): Over 5000 devotees offered prayers at the Eidgah in Jammu. We've reports of the successful conclusion of Eid prayers from the Kashmir valley in Baramulla, Ramban, Anantnag, Shopian, Awantipora, Srinagar & other places.