11 Members Of Delhi Family Test COVID-19 Positive

Publish On: 23 Apr, 2020 03:06 PM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

Eleven members of a family have tested positive for coronavirus in the densely populated Chudiwalan area of Jama Masjid, health officials said on Thursday.

Soon after the confirmation, the whole area including all nearby lanes were sealed by the authorities.

Among the infected are a two-month-old child and a six-year-old boy. Delhi's health minister Satyendar Jain confirmed this to IANS.  "We have completely sealed the area," he said. 

All the relations had got tested at a private clinic. 

One of the relations had returned from abroad and was found to be coronavirus positive and is currently during a quarantine center in Max Hospital. 

The family of 18 members with three brothers was tested in a private lab in Daryaganj. Out of them, 11 relations tested positive for the virus.

"Now we are trying to identify all those people who came in contact with this family," said a health department official. 

Now the amount of hotspot areas in Delhi has increased to 90.