According to NDTV, the 65-year-old Islamic preacher the Hyderpora neighbourhood of Srinagar, had returned home on 16 March after travelling around the country including visiting mosques in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh's Deoband.
The administration on Wednesday chose to close all the government departments except those providing essential services across the Jammu and Kashmir till April 14, a top official said today. In all, 13 persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, three of them are in winter capital of the UT of J-K.
The man had a medical history of illness with Diabetes, hypertension and obesity.More news: Man licks deodorant in Walmart for virus prank video, police say
A doctor who is privy to the case told The Indian Express that the patient died in Srinagar Chest disease hospital, where he was admitted from last few days.
The chorus for the restoration of high-speed 4G internet services on mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir has grown in the wake of the detection of the increased number of cases every day in the valley.
The J&K government has ordered inquiry into the alleged mishandling of the patient after he was tested positive for COVID-19 at the CD hospital.More news: New leaks of the Huawei P40 series include full specs and pricing
"I regret to inform that the COVID-19 test result has come out as positive for patient, who had succumbed to death yesterday".
He said that the hospital administration even after knowing the travel history of the patient and observing the symptoms of COVIC-19 in him did not bring it into the notice of divisional or district or the police authorities when he left the hospital without getting admitted.
Restrictions were first imposed in many parts of the valley on Thursday to contain the spread of the virus. The official sources said that as many as 218 FIRs were registered against the lockdown violators till Wednesday.More news: National Hockey League postpones 2020 draft amid coronavirus pandemic