Talking to media persons here, Jammu and Kashmir government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said that as part of its aggressive contact tracing and testing exercise, a total of 34 "red zones" have also been identified.
“All foreign tourists and visitors coming to J&K will be quarantined,” said UT spokesperson Rohit Kansal. “Similarly, one hundred per cent quarantine will be imposed for all visitors from the Union Territory of Ladakh.”
People flying to the Union Territory from Ladakh as well as all visiting foreigners will be quarantined. Inter-state buses entering Jammu and Kashmir, too, will be checked and sanitized at an entry point in Kathua.
In its advisory, the Board has also advised domestic pilgrims to reschedule or postpone their visit in case they experience symptoms. According to sources, an average of 25,000 people are visting the shrine each day.
The prohibitory order, issued by District Magistrate Rajinder Singh Tara, the virus has a pattern of transmission at a rapid rate in case prescribed preventive protocols including avoiding gathering etc. are not strictly followed.
Coronavirus outbreak India updates March 9: Two fresh cases were reported in Maharashtra's Pune, taking the number of positive cases to 47. Other cases have been reported from Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
“A preliminary report of their samples sent to AIIMS, Delhi, shows they have tested positive. We are waiting for the final test reports before officially declaring them as confirmed cases,” said epidemiologist Dr Deepak Kapoor.