Noida registers fresh case of Covid 19, total tally stands at 5

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Noida registers fresh case of Covid 19, total tally stands at 5
Noida registers fresh case of Covid 19, total tally stands at 5

Noida : A fresh case of positive Covid 19 has been reported in Noida, taking the number of coronavirus cases to five, district officials said on Saturday. 

The new identified man had a traveling history of Europe along with his wife. The couple had left their children with their grandparents who had come down to take care of the kids.

The man lives in the Supertech Capetown in Sector 74 and the district administration has announced a lockdown of the residential society, which has thousands of residents, from 10am Saturday till 7am on Monday for sanitisation, the officials said.

"During this period nobody would be allowed to get in or go out of the society except only in very essential cases. Everybody is requested to stay indoors," district magistrate BN Singh stated in an order.

Only in emergency situation a vehicle or person will be allowed to step out of the premises. "We have started the sanitisation work of the society after one person has been found positive for Covid-19. The person’s wife has been put under home quarantine. The decision on closing the nearby area as a precautionary will be taken as per the situation and further course of time," he added.

A legal action under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code will be taken against the residents if they try to break the protocol or violate the orders of the DM. 

The man had returned to the society on March 9 after traveling through many countries with his wife in Europe. "The person didn’t even inform anybody after coming back from abroad. He had visited Switzerland, France, Italy and a few other countries. The couple didn’t even quarantine themselves after coming back. We came to know about his travel history from his neighbours after which we requested him to keep himself in quarantine but it was already quite late," said Arun Sharma, president, resident’s welfare association, Supertech Cape Town society.

According to officials, the person had contacted concerned authorities after getting symptoms of the virus and gave his sample. “Officials took him along with themselves on Friday night itself but we were informed in the morning (Saturday),” added Sharma.

His children and wife have been put under home quarantine and the sanitization of the society has started. Officials are awaiting reports of the Covid-19 patient’s wife before shifting her to an isolation ward.