NOIDA: Two people in Noida's Nirala Grandeur were tested positive for the novel coronavirus, informed the officials on Monday. They had a travel history to Denmark and had been living in isolation since the time of their arrival back to the country.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Gautam Buddha Nagar, Anurag Bhargav said, "The two persons were tested positive of COVID-19 on Sunday evening." He further said, "However, we have shifted both of them to Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS)," adding that all their other family member are kept in isolation in their flats.
Besides, the entire society in the Gautam Buddha Nagar has been locked till 25th March as a precautionary measure, said the CMO. These two fresh cases of the pandemic disease have taken the count of the number of infected persons to eight in the district.
So far, India has reported over 400 positive cases for the COVID-19 and the death toll has risen to seven. In order to control the spread of this deadly virus, many states and cities are under lockdown whereas the state government of Punjab has imposed strict curfew with no relaxations.
On a global level, more than 3,38,000 people have been affected and the virus has claimed the lives of over 11,000 people.