Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Porous screening of people with travel history at airport

Srinagar: Kashmir is bracing up for the threat of COVID but the authorities have failed to conduct a proper screening of people, especially those with travel history, to combat the spread of the virus.

People are travelling on trains or entering Kashmir through Jammu-Srinagar highway. In the past three days, screening at Srinagar Airport has been intensified but it is not stringent enough to detect the suspects of the virus.

A doctor and a paramedic were suspended on March 15, after a 30-year-old man with coronavirus symptoms reached Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, without being screened at the Srinagar Airport. He was travelling from Dubai and went to SKIMS for treatment, maintaining that he was not screened at the airport.

A woman from Baramulla district, in her late 30s, said she was not screened at Srinagar Airport after flying in from Saudi Arabia.
18/03/20 Tribune
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