Hyderabad: A fourth case of Corona virus has been reported in Telangana. The 38-year-old Hyderabad man travelling from Scotland self-reported after landing at Hyderabad airport. His family is still in Scotland.

Dr P. Sravan Kumar, superintendent of Gandhi Hospital, told Newsmeter, “The man self-reported at Gandhi Hospital on 15 March. His test results came back positive. He has not come in contact with any one in Hyderabad, therefore no contact tracing has been conducted. He directly reported on arriving at Rajiv Gandhi airport.”

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According to the COVID-19 state bulletin released by the health department on 16 March, Telangana has reported 1,262 suspected cases of the novel Corona virus. Out of this, 395 have been put under hospital isolation, while results are awaited for 22 patients. Also, 868 people who have not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 have been kept under home quarantine.

The other two Corona virus patients from Telangana are recovering at Gandhi Hospital. Their condition is reportedly stable. A 42-year-old man, who has a travel history from the Netherlands, and a student from Italy have tested positive and are admitted in the isolation ward at the hospital which is the nodal centre for Corona virus in the state. Telangana’s first COVID-19 patient was discharged on 13 March.

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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