Coronavirus update: Maharashtra woman breaks quarantine, family may become super-spreaders
Mumbai : A 29-year-old Maharashtra woman broke quarantine and travelled through two trains from New Delhi to reach West Bengal's Tehatta and now she has been tested positive for the coronavirus along with her four family members who may turn out to become super-spreaders.
The matter has become complicated as most of the people who are believed to be in their contact are straight away refusing to accept it. The authorities have asked people to voluntarily accept the meetings so that necessary measures can be put in place to stop the spread of virus.
A health official on Saturday announced that the 29-year-old woman had met her cousin on March 16 in New Delhi, who had returned from the UK, following which she was advised to stay in-home quarantine.
The five family members were then stayed at a relative's place in Tehatta between March 20 and March 24 before getting symptoms of Covid 19 and getting hospitalized. A number of the family’s relatives living in Tehatta have been isolated and their blood samples sent for tests. The results are awaited.
Ajay Chakraborty, director of health services, said the Delhi police should have informed them about the 29-year-old’s violation of the quarantine instructions.
Around 500 families have been notified to stay at home and the city administration has to ensure supply of essentials for them. The entry and exit points to the city have been sealed.