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All ‘high-risk contacts’ of Delhi’s pizza delivery boy test negative for COVID-19

All ‘high-risk contacts’ of Delhi’s pizza delivery boy test negative for COVID-19

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 April 2020 8:51 AM GMT

After a 19-year-old pizza delivery boy in South Delhi district here tested positive for COVID-19, all his 16 ‘high-risk contacts’ have tested negative for the virus, the administration said on Monday. According to BM Mishra, District Magistrate (South) no person in the 72 houses within a five-kilometre radius of Malviya Nagar, where the boy delivered food, has developed any symptoms. “All high risk contacts (16 people) of the pizza delivery boy, including the owner of the eatery where he worked and other workers, have tested negative,” the DM said. Last week, the delivery boy associated with a pizza chain was tested positive for coronavirus. After the boy tested positive on Tuesday, the authorities immediately decided to quarantine his 16 colleagues at the outlet. So far, Delhi has recorded more than 2,000 coronavirus cases with 45 deaths. (IANS)

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