Hyderabad: An entire village has been kept under quarantine after a woman, whose death was suspected due to novel coronavirus, tested positive for COVID-19. Chegur village in Nandigama Mandal, Rangareddy district, with a little over 2,000 population continues to be in panic, after a woman from the village died of corona on April 3. After her samples were tested positive the next day, the entire village has been placed under quarantine.

Further, it was found that when she developed symptoms on March 28, she was treated at a private clinic at Chegur and later referred to another private hospital at Shadnagar. She was treated in the Shadnagar hospital for few days. As her condition worsened, she was shifted to Osmania hospital on Thursday, where she succumbed to the disease.

It was also found that none of the hospitals had informed the health department or any other government agencies about the woman undergoing treatment with COVID-19 symptoms. Further, officials have sealed Srinivasa Dental Clinic at Shadnagar, where the woman had undergone treatment.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, the second day of quarantine, several people from the village and around 40 persons from the neighbouring Shabad, were shifted to a government quarantine facility at Rajendranagar. People from Shabad were all related to her and reportedly took part in her final rites.

As a preventive measure, the health department of Ranga Reddy district issued orders on Saturday, that the private hospitals that treated the victim have failed to inform the issue either to the health department or any other departments. “ In view of the above, all private hospitals, clinics, RMPs and PMPs are hereby directed to submit the details of the patients, if any, suffering from corona and its symptoms who consult you for treatment. If any violation and negligence, action will be taken under appropriate sections of the IPC, Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Act,” they said.

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