MIRPUR: Three children between the ages of 10 to 13 years have been infected with the coronavirus in Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), confirmed by the district health officer on Monday. 

So far, 27 people have been confirmed with the COVID-19 in Mirpur and 18 in Bhimber, said the DHO and added that more than 100 people have lost their lives while battling with the deadly virus, so far.

Terming the new variant of the coronavirus deadlier that is affected children as well as adults, he urged people to exercise all precautions, wear masks and not go out unnecessarily.

Earlier, educational institutes and public transport in Mirpur reopened after closure of two weeks, after alarming spike in coronavirus cases.