Admin under crisis as local scribe tests +ve

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Admin under crisis as local scribe tests +ve

Thursday, 26 March 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The administration in Bhopal is facing problems in managing the situation, as a local journalist has been tested positive for novel corona virus on Wednesday.

The middle aged man is the father of a girl who was first tested corona positive case of Bhopal. She studies LLM in London. However, much to the respite of the administration, all samples sent for testing along with that of the scribe has tested negative.

The administration has asked the persons who came in direct touch of the father-daughter duo to keep them in self-quarantine and report for sampling.

The administration’s main cause of worry is that the journalist had attended the press briefing of the then CM Kamal Nath on March 20 when he had decided to tender resignation and made the announcement during a media gathering at CM House.

However, there is small respite that out of the total ten samples sent for testing in connection with the girl patient who has recently returned from London, nine have tested negative. The only one found positive was that of her father who has been admitted to AIIMS Bhopal for treatment, CMHO Dr Sudhir Deharia said in a communique adding that the girl and her father are stable.

Those tested negative include girl’s mother, brother and servants.

Dr Deharia urged those who came in direct touch of the family to put them in self quarantine for 14 days and report to COVID 19 control room if they face cough, cold or fever in 6 to 7 days.

Dr Deharia also claimed that no one was required to panic. With this fresh case in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh has till now reported 15 COVID 19 cases.

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