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'Gurgaon nurse tests corona-positive in Panipat, Haryana's COVID tally reaches 17'

PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 25-03-2020 18:23 IST | Created: 25-03-2020 18:23 IST
'Gurgaon nurse tests corona-positive in Panipat, Haryana's COVID tally reaches 17'

A 21-year-old nurse from Panipat, working for a private hospital in Gurgaon, has tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of infected persons in the state to 17, an officials said Wednesday. The nurse had reached her hometown Panipat from Gurgaon over a week ago, a senior official of the health department in Panipat said.

She had used different modes of transports, including metro rail, auto rickshaw and a bus, to reach home in Panipat, the official told PTI over the phone. He said at that time of reaching home, she was not sick but fell ill five days ago after which she immediately reported to the district health authorities in Panipat.

Subsequently, her samples were sent for tests and she has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, he said. “The nurse has been admitted to the Panipat civil hospital and kept in isolation. Her family members in Panipat have been quarantined and the hospital where she works too has been informed,” he added.

With the detection of the new corona positive case, the total number of positive cases of coronavirus in Haryana has risen to 17. The number of positive cases reported from Gurgaon stands at 10.

In addition to the Gurgaon cases, a case each has been reported from Panchkula, Palwal and Sonipat, besides two people, including the nurse, testing positive for coronavirus in Panipat. Two COVID positive cases have been reported from Faridabad. Test reports for 111 samples were awaited, the health department said.

Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a countrywide, 21-day lockdown form March 24-25 midnight, entire Haryana had gone into a lockdown a day earlier. The Haryana government had earlier on Sunday ordered lockdown in seven districts of the state but a day later had extended it to the entire state till March 31.


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