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Doctor in Uttar Pradesh treating coronavirus patients tests positive

Doctor in Uttar Pradesh treating coronavirus patients tests positive

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2020 11:19 AM GMT

LUCKNOW: A doctor from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh has tested positive for coronavirus.

He was treating patients affected with COVID-19.

“His sample tested positive for the virus while samples of his 14 other colleagues in the same team tested negative. The doctor who tested positive had collected samples of many patients,” said Dr Sudhir Singh spokesperson at King George’s Medical University.

His team members have tested negative, according to reports.

Just yesterday, the doctor who treated patient from Karnataka’s Kalburgi region has tested positive for coronavirus. The 76-year-old man from Kalburgi was India’s first death case that occurred sue to coronavirus.

“He along with his family has been kept in quarantine at his home. He will be sent to isolation ward today,” Sharat B, deputy commissioner of Kalburgi, told media

Three people in India have died so far from the infection.

Central and State government have warned people against mass gatherings.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for harnessing technology to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge.

Noting that a number of people have been suggesting technology-driven solutions for tackling the pandemic, Modi urged netizens to share their ideas with the government.

“Harnessing innovation for a healthier planet… A lot of people have been sharing technology-driven solutions for COVID-19. I would urge them to share them on ‘mygovindia’. These efforts can help many. ‘India Fights Corona’,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi also tweeted to laud the efforts made to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

His series of tweets came in response to those from different people, describing their positive experience vis-a-vis screenings for the virus at airports following their return from abroad.

The Prime Minister’s tweet in response to a netizen’s experience at the airport in Bengaluru on his return from Sri Lanka read: “Responsible citizens can add great strength to the fight against COVID-19.”

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