Hyderabad: A civil services aspirant, who recently returned home from Delhi, has been tested positive for COVID 19 on Monday.

The youngster in his mid-20s was shifted to Gandhi hospital, while his family members were put under quarantine.

According to sources, the youngster, an IAS aspirant is a resident of Manchirevula village on the outskirts of Hyderabad. After completing education, he moved to Delhi for coaching six months ago.

Due to the pandemic, the coaching institute was shut down and he was left stranded in Delhi. After restrictions on travel were eased, he returned home last week.

As per the norms, he was under quarantine at home. However, for the past three days, he was suffering from fever. He immediately reported to local medical authorities which took his samples on Sunday.

On Monday, his tests came back positive. His parents and other family members have now been placed under quarantine and sanitization activities have been taken up in the village.

Though the source of the virus could not be initially identified, it is suspected that he could have contracted the infection during his stay at Delhi or during the travel.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal went into self-quarantine on Monday, becoming the first head of the government in the country to do so. He had developed sore throat and fever and will undergo a COVID test.

Delhi on Monday registered 1,007 fresh cases taking the total number of patients to 29,943. The number of deaths due to COVID also touched 874. At present, there are 17,712 active cases in Delhi.

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