Coronavirus Outbreak | Delhi doctor, wife and teen daughter test positive for COVID-19; visitors quarantined
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A Mohalla Clinic doctor at Mohanpuri area in Delhi’s Maujpur, who contracted a novel coronavirus patient, has tested positive for the infection. The doctor, who developed the symptoms related to the infections, has been asked by the authorities to quarantine himself, said officials.
The wife and the daughter of the doctor have also tested positive for the virus and have been hospitalised. The clinic has been closed and is being sanitised, Delhi health authorities said.
Shahdara Sub-Divisional Magistrate said that those people, who visited or were present at the clinic between March 12 and March 18, have been asked to home quarantine for 15 days and have been asked to contact the control room, in case there has been any symptoms.
“All those who visited or were present at Mohalla Clinic in Mohanpuri area of Maujpur between 12 March to 18 March are directed to home quarantine for 15 days, after a confirmed coronavirus positive case reported from the clinic,” he said, as quoted by news agency ANI.
According to a Hindustan Times report, the doctor came in contact with a 38-year-old woman who had returned from Saudi Arabia, following which he developed the symptoms for the COVID-19 virus.
With this, the total number of confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in the national capital have reached 35 with one death, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
Kejriwal also assured the people of the national capital that the supply of essential commodities will not be hampered at any cost and added that personnel manning shops and engaged in other essential services would be issued E-passes promptly to facilitate their movement in the city-state during the 21-day lockdown period.
“There is no need to panic. After PM Modi's speech, yesterday people started lining up at shops for essential services. I again appeal to people not to do panic buying, I assure everyone that there will be no shortage of essential services,” Kejriwal said at a press conference held after a meeting with Lt Governor Anil Baijal at the LG Secretariat.
“We are here to serve you, the shops will remain open. It is our duty to provide vegetables, milk, and other items to your areas,” Kejriwal said.
(With agency inputs)
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