Woman With No Foreign Travel History Tests Positive for COVID-19

Gautam Buddh Nagar has recorded nine positive cases so far.

Published24 Mar 2020, 01:18 PM IST
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A 47-year-old woman with no recent history of foreign travel has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district to nine, officials said on Tuesday, 24 March.

The woman’s husband and daughter have been quarantined while their housing society has been completely sealed – no entry or exit allowed except in emergency cases, the administration said.

“A new positive case for coronavirus has been detected.... The society has been temporarily sealed from 2 pm of 24 March till 10 am of 26 March. Entry into or exit from the society will not be allowed during the period.”
BN Singh, District Magistrate

According to officials, the woman has no history of foreign travel but her husband is an auditor and one of his London-based clients had recently visited him.

The woman first showed symptoms of coronavirus and was tested while the husband and the daughter's test results are still awaited, the officials added.

Gautam Buddh Nagar has recorded nine positive cases so far, officials said.

Uttar Pradesh has recorded 33 such cases, including a foreign national, while the national figure stood at 492 – including nine deaths – till Tuesday morning, according to Union Health Ministry data.

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