The one person who tested positive for the Covid-19 disease(various), or coronavirus, in Telangana, has been identified as a 24-year-old techie who is from Bengaluru.
The man (software engineer)tested positive for coronavirus(Covid-19 ) in Hyderabad and has now been placed under isolation in the hospital. He is one of the two new fresh cases of coronavirus (Covid-19)reported in India on Tuesday. Recently, three students had tested positive in Kerala; all were discharged after treatment.
On Monday, the Telangana health minister confirmed that a 24-year-old techie from Bengaluru had tested positive for coronavirus(Covid-19) in Hyderabad.
He had traveled from Bengaluru to Hyderabad on a bus. The government is now tracking down and placed under watch his fellow bus passengers.
“He initially stayed in the Mahendrahills area of Hyderabad and was after admitted to Apollo Hospital. Yesterday evening, he was referred to the Gandhi Hospital where he was found positive for Covid-19 in Hyderabad. After, a separate report from a lab in Pune confirmed that he was infected by a coronavirus,” Telangana health minister Etela Rajender said on Monday.
The minister also said that the government has identified near 80 people who were in contact with the techie(software engineer). These include his fellow bus passengers, doctors, family, and staff of Apollo Hospital. All of them will be placed under watch for symptoms of coronavirus.
Rajender said, ‘We have also shared details of his company and of the bus with our counterparts in Karnataka,” adding that the government is fully prepared to deal with the threat of corona.