Srinagar: The son and wife of an advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said on Monday.

The advisor to Lt Governor GC Murmu has gone into self-quarantine at the super-speciality hospital in Reasi district where his son and wife are being kept at an isolation ward, they said.

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The officials said the advisor's wife and son had returned from Delhi a few days ago and were staying at a guest house.

The results of their samples came on Sunday night and they had tested positive for the disease, they said.

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Samples taken from the advisor have been sent for testing.

Contact tracing is also being done at the guest house and samples will be collected, the officials said.