IFS trainee returning from foreign tour tests positive for general symptoms of the disease
The first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Dehradun. A trainee at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) who had returned from a tour to Spain was found positive for general symptoms of the disease. The man has been admitted to the government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital.
According to information received from the health department, two trainees of the IGNFA who had returned from a foreign tour displayed symptoms of COVID-19. Considering this, their samples were collected for examination. At a laboratory authorised by the government medical college in Haldwani, one of these samples was found to be positive for the general symptoms of COVID -19. Informing about the first COVID-19 positive case in the state, the director general of health, Dr Amita Kukreti informed that so far the samples of 25 suspected cases had been sent for laboratory examination. Out of these samples, 17 have turned out to be negative while one has shown the symptoms of the disease. The patient is healthy in general and has been kept in isolation. The director general of health further appealed the public to not panic in any way because apart from the suspected patient, all those in contact with him are also being kept in isolation to prevent scope for contagion.
It will be recalled here that a group of trainees in IGNFA had recently returned from a foreign tour after which, they were being kept in self-quaranteen in their hostel rooms as per the advisory of the Government of India. Though five of them had some general symptoms, the sample of one of them turned out to be positive for general symptoms of COVID-19. It is also pertinent to mention here that though Uttarakhand shares a border with China and Nepal, this is the first case of COVID-19 in the state.
Monday, 16 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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