The mother and son were quarantined at the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS). (Photo Credit: IANS)
A woman and her son, who recently returned from Denmark, have been tested positive for coronavirus. They are residents of Greater Noida West in Gautam Budha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. With this, the number of identified COVID-19 cases in the district has increased to eight, officials said. The mother and son were quarantined at the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), while two of their family members were in home isolation, they added.
"The son, 37, returned from Denmark on March 9. But it was his mother, 62, who first showed coronavirus symptoms, after which both were tested on March 19 and quarantined. Their reports came on Sunday and they have tested positive. Both are quarantined at GIMS now," Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Anurag Bhargava said.
On Saturday, two persons - one in Greater Noida''s Sector Alpha 1 and another in Supertech Capetown in Noida''s Sector 74 -- tested positive for coronavirus, the CMO said.
"The 31-year-old man in Alpha 1 had returned from Dubai. He was tested on March 18 and the results came on Saturday evening, which turned out to be positive. He has been admitted to GIMS," Bhargava said.
The Supertech Capetown resident, who tested positive, had returned from Europe, he added.
Earlier, four Noida residents from sectors 41, 74, 78, 100 and one Delhi-based man had tested positive for coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar, the officials said.
People can use helpline numbers 807662361, 6396776904 (health department) and 0120-2569901 (administration) round-the-clock to get their queries related to COVID-19 answered, they added.
Uttar Pradesh had so far reported 25 coronavirus cases, including one foreigner, while across India, the number of COVID-19 cases stood at 360 as of Sunday evening, the Union Health Ministry said.
With PTI Inputs