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Coronavirus: Woman Tests Positive In Delhi's Dilshad Garden, Government Bans Gathering Of Over 20 People

The Delhi Government, On The Other Hand, Shut Restaurants In The National Capital Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak But Said That Takeaway And Home Delivery Services Will Continue.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 19 Mar 2020, 07:23:19 PM
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New Delhi:

A resident of Dilshad Garden, L Block has been tested positive on Wednesday, taking the number of corovavirus cases to nine in the national capital. "A woman (38) who has returned from Saudi Arabia has been tested positive. Her two daughters (25) (26) who have shown symptoms have been put in isolation at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital while the patient has also been shifted to the same hospital. Her son has been asked to self-quarantine at his home as he is asymptomatic for now," Pankaj Bhatnagar, SDM Seemapuri said to The Indian Express.

She had returned after doing Umrah, a Muslim pilgrimage at the Holy city of Mecca. "The test report of the mother came in the morning while the test reports of her daughters are awaited," he added.

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The Delhi government, on the other hand, shut restaurants in the national capital amid the coronavirus outbreak but said that takeaway and home delivery services will continue. "Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has asked all government departments, autonomous bodies and PSUs to segregate activities and suspend non-essential services," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at a press conference.  

Non-essential government services will be discontinued from Friday, he added. Social, cultural and political gatherings with more than 20 people are not allowed across the national capital to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, he said.

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“We have succeeded in keeping coronavirus at the containment stage and it is not at community level,” he said. The chief minister also asked those directed to undergo quarantine to follow rules or strict action may be taken against them. The coronavirus has claimed one life in Delhi and infected 10 people.

(With agency inputs)

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First Published : 19 Mar 2020, 07:21:00 PM