Coronavirus in Mumbai: Two test positive for coronavirus, 10 more suspect admitted to Kasturba
The number of people in Maharashtra who have tested positive for coronavirus has gone up. Deets here
Three months after China alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) about the novel coronavirus that had created a panic in Wuhan. The Coronavirus has now reached Mumbai the commercial capital of India. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19 in the city. They have been quarantined in the isolation ward of KasturbKasturba Hospital at Chinchpokli. Now the number of cases in Maharashtra stands at 11.
Two people from Mumbai on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus. They are a couple from Andheri (West), aged 69 and 70, who had travelled to Dubai this month. They were in close contact with the two Pune residents who had returned from Dubai recently and tested positive for coronavirus.
As per the Mumbai Mirror report, The Mumbai couple was part of a group of 40 that went on a tour to Dubai and Abu Dhabi organized by travel company Veena World. The group had left for Dubai on February 23 and returned to Mumbai on March 1. The two Pune residents who were part of the group tested positive and were put in isolation at the Naidu Hospital.
The report further added that, After the Pune couple tested positive the list of the other passengers was shared. The six people from Mumbai were traced and tested. Out of the six, two tested positive and four cleared the test. and they were traced. The two seniors who tested positive have mild symptoms and are doing well. The four who cleared the test are asked to remain home for two weeks in isolation.
The Maharashtra government is on a high le high level of alertness. The state government had requested the Centre to allow examination of throat swabs in private centres. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed various departments and officials to prepare a plan to be sent to the Centre. He has also asked the citizens not to panic.