Nine persons in contact with Bihari migrant worker test positive in B'luru

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Nine persons in contact with Bihari migrant worker test positive in B'luru

Nine persons in contact with Bihari migrant worker test positive in B'luru

Sc BH   ¦    Apr 23, 2020 02:28:24 PM (IST)

Nine persons in contact with Bihari migrant worker test positive in B\'luru-1Bengaluru: Patient No-419 has caused panic in Bengalur after nine persons, who were in touch with him were tested positive on Thursday morning.

The P419 hails from Bihar and was working as a migrant worker. Aged 54, he was living in a slum area in Hongasandra area where 150 other workers were living.

He initially worked as a contract workers for the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation, but after the lockdown extension, he joined a rice mill.

He is said to have visited several places across the city amidst the lockdown, in an auto.

On April 18, he developed chest pain and symptoms similar to Corona Virus infection and got admitted to a private hospital.

From there, on April 19, he was referred to the government-run Jayadeva Heart Institute, which in turn referred him to Victoria Hospital, a designated hospital for COVID-19 cases.

He was later sent to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD), where he was tested positive for COVID-19.

Though 28 primary contacts and hundreds of secondary contacts were traced, nine primary contacts were tested positive.

A total of 123 workers have been quarantined and more contacts will be quarantined soon, said sources.