12 municipal employees test COVID positive in north Kashmir’s Sopore

Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the new virus variant Omicron, 12 employees of Municipal Council Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have tested positive for COVID -19, reports said on Friday.

The infected employees have been asked to self-isolate.

Officials said that the preventive measures were being taken by the authorities even as the rest of the employees have been asked to go for testing.

The development comes amid rising cases of Coronavirus and Omicron from across the country.

Pertinently, 184 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 48 hours in Sopore town.