Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 13 in India. Thirteen more such patients are admitted at a Leh hospital.
The man had a medical history of illness with Diabetes, hypertension and obesity. The doctors said he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and their effort to revive him failed.
The content of the order says, "High-speed (4G) mobile internet services will be restored by tonight in all districts of Jammu, whereas 4G internet services suspension will continue in all districts of Kashmir till fresh assessment of the situation".
The man from Natipora had returned from Saudi Arabia on 16 March after performing Umrah and had shared the same flight as that of the Kashmir's first COVID-19 patient, a 67-year-old woman from Srinagar's Khaniyar area who, according to the doctors at SKIMS Soura, is recovering.
It is learnt that four others who came in contact with the deceased have been quarantined.
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. "Four of his contacts also tested positive yesterday", J-K government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said on Thursday morning.
Restrictions were first imposed in many parts of the valley on Thursday to contain the spread of the virus. Siblings (7 years old and 8 months old)- grandchildren of a confirmed case from Srinagar with travel history to Saudi Arabia who had tested positive on 24th. The official sources said that as many as 218 FIRs were registered against the lockdown violators till Wednesday. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of the coronavirus in the country.