Srinagar: People in Hazratbal area of Srinagar outskirts were panicked after some members of a family gave slip to authorities when asked to get shifted to a quarantine centre.
Locals informed KNT that a female was tested positive for COVID-19 at Dhobi Ghat Hazratbal and was subsequently shifted to isolation ward of the hospital.
However, the immediate contacts of the said woman, that is her family members, in a bid to avoid quarantine period, escaped from the house.
As the news spread in the area, panic gripped locals. “It is highly irresponsible act on part of the family. Instead of cooperating with authorities, they fled from the house,” said a local, Habibullah Wani.
An official said that three members of the family are missing and they will be traced and subsequently quarantined. KNT