Coronavirus: 29 positive cases in India, states join hands to step up efforts
NEW DELHI: The novel coronavirus scare in India took a serious turn on Wednesday, with the health ministry confirming as many as 23 new cases — all in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur — taking the total number of people who have so far been infected to 29.
A 26-year-old Paytm employee, a resident of Pankha Road in Janakpuri, became the second Delhi resident to contract Covid-19. He had recently returned from a vacation in Italy, a coronavirus hotspot.
A majority of the new cases were among a party of Italian tourists, with 15 more testing positive for the virus, including the wife of the 69-year-old man, currently being treated in Jaipur, who had possibly carried the infection from Italy.
Others included six relatives from Agra of the Delhi resident who had earlier tested positive for the infection.
The Paytm employee worked at the company’s Gurgaon office, which has been shut for 15 days. The company’s employees in Noida and other offices across India have been advised to work from home for the next two days. Paytm has also advised all team members who were in contact with the patient to get tested. The firm has nearly 3,000 employees, and the majority work out of its offices in Noida and Gurgaon.
Govts join hands to step up efforts
Health officials in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan – where the Covid-19 patients have been travelling – face a massive task of tracing and testing everyone who may have come in contact with the infected people. The number of such persons is estimated to be over 100.
“The Italian nationals who tested positive for Covid-19 had been travelling across Rajasthan, Agra in Uttar Pradesh and parts of Delhi, before being put under isolation. The Delhi resident, too, came in contact with more than 60 individuals including his family members from the time he returned from Italy – where he is suspected to have caught the infection – to the time when he was finally tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection,” said a source.
Meanwhile, Paytm announced a slew of precautions after one of its employees tested positive.
A company spokesperson said, “One of our colleagues who recently returned from Italy has sadly been tested positive for coronavirus. He is receiving treatment (at Safdarjung hospital) and we are extending complete support to his family. As a precautionary measure, we have suggested his team members to get health tests done immediately. We have also advised all our colleagues to work from home for a couple of days while we get our offices sanitised. However, there will not be any impact on our daily operations and Paytm services will continue as usual."
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Vmcx • 5 hours ago
why are they not testing Pappu? he returned from Italy recently and met people in Delhi .......
Arun Choudhary • 3 hours ago
These ITLY tourist they have must be relative of Soniya
Madan Mohan Siddhanthi • Mumbai • 3 hours ago
This vorus is less dangerous to the people and nation than the Italian and nehru dynasty virus
Truthfulnessreflects • 5 hours ago
16 Italians were spreading Virus from last 10 days in all Rajasthan.... I am dead sure the count is more than thousand... incubent period is 14 days and one man can affect at least 10 more...
murthy krishna • 2 hours ago
It is proved onceagain that anything connected to Italy including Italian lady is dangerous and bad for India ......
Guest • 2 hours ago
Coming from Italy
Krishna • 2 hours ago
Virus from Italy! Again?
Swapnil Rao • 2 hours ago
Killing Eating Animals is a Sin. Had World Adopted Sanatan Dharma Hinduism Buddhism Jainism Nonviolence way of life such a catastrophy wouldn't have happened. Now rigorous hygiene handwashing , Mask extremely necessary. Remember, Namaskar No Handshake
Please Let Me Speak • 3 hours ago
This virus is deadly, govenment and people should take proper measures ..
Cometotom• 2 hours ago
People also should take precaution , wash your hands regularly ,n avoid heavily croweded places
Gaana • 1 hour ago
where is CAA. NOW CORONA VIRUS WILL SPREAD TO PEOPLE WHO PROTEST ON LARGE GEATHERING.
NOW GO OUT AND PROTEST AND ENJOY
New • dd • 1 hour ago
travelling should be minimum and work from home is a better option ............................
HappyTimes User • 3 hours ago
Dont worry. Corona virus kill only to terrorist rapist and criminals. If you are none of this dont afraid.
Rajkumar • 4 hours ago
the immunity level in indivisual has to be increased. drink AMLA juice. eat raw garlic.more.
Sejalkumar Mohanbhai Patel • SURAT • 54 mins ago
mass gathering activities should be strictly reduced
Chandrasekaran Krishnamurthy • 1 hour ago
Time for action in a war footing. Tourists may be denied visa indefinitely till normalcy is restored.
Alishablan • 9 mins ago
I want to ask a question. why airport authority did not check them? when they were alighting at airport. Airport authority should have checked them. then Allow to enter in to enter into the states.
now they infected person are spreading out virus
Maya • Pune • 1 hour ago
Hygiene, cleanliness is our only means to combat this virus. Not panic but being sensible is our only recourse.
New • dd • 1 hour ago
use face mask and minimize travel unless it is necessary .........................................
Kumar • Jai Hind • Bangalore • 56 mins ago
How many hospitals has Modi built since 2014?
devanna bn • 1 hour ago
We never expected that Sonia ghandi will use Italy for spreading virus in India
Sambhu • raipur • 1 hour ago
how come the tourists are allowed to roam around freely,
Deepak • delhi • 4 hours ago
media Cry. the virus has less than 2% fatalities. lesser than infkuenza , SARS,. more people die from road accidents and malaria every day..media must play a construction role instead of spreading panic
SRINIVASA BABU.R • BALRAMNAGAR • 4 hours ago
People should not get panicked.
Narendra Laxman• 4 hours ago
People need to stay home, calm, eat good food, and maintain hygiene to not attract any virus
Dreet • Edison NJ • 4 hours ago
Italy has confirmed that it will shut all schools from Thursday for 10 days as it battles to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Ems 11• 4 hours ago
It is time that we Harshly confront people who sneeze without covering their faces or blow their noses using barehands and spit in public.
Dreet • Edison NJ • 5 hours ago
Emulate Italy and shut down all schools and colleges and tution centres in the Delhi NCR region immediately