DDC member in J-K tests positive for COVID-19 a day after taking oath

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Srinagar: A day after taking Oath,  the recently elected District Development Council (DDC)  member on Tuesday tested positive for novel Coronavirus in Poonch district, forcing authorities to direct all the participants of oath ceremony held yesterday to undergo isolation and to get themselves tested.

“Please pray for my good health as I have been tested positive for Coronavirus,” DDC member from Mankote DDC constituency of Mendhar Sub Division said as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

The DDC member, who tested positive, is affiliated with the Congress party. He also took oath yesterday in Poonch Degree College as DDC member.

Notably,  the Oath ceremony was attended by hundreds of civil society members, political leaders and government officers were present.

A government official said that they have asked all the participants of the oath ceremony to immediately isolate themselves and to get themselves tested also in days to come which is mandatory as per SOP—(KNO)

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