Srinagar, March 21(KNB): As Union territory Jammu and Kashmir reports 4 positive cases of deadly COVID-19 ,National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr.Farooq Abdullah released Rs one crore on Saturday from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to help in efforts to contain the threat of spread of novel Caronavirus.
Earlier, four persons three from Jammu and one in Srinagar have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far, while the number of total cases stood at 258 across India today morning.
The tweet of National Conference said, “Party president and MP Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah today released an amount of Rs 1 Cr to combat #COVID19 threat in J&K from his MPLAD. Out of this, Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked for SKIMS Srinagar and Rs 25 lakh each for Budgam and Ganderbal districts.”
Pertinently, Abdullah had appealed all his party workers and well wishers not to visit his residence in view of the coronavirus threat.(KNB)