Hyderabad: A techie from Telangana has been tested positive for Coronavirus. The man is said to have a travel history from Dubai and is currently admitted in the Corona isolation ward in Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
According to health officials, he came to the hospital on March 1 at 5 pm in the evening, complaining of high fever. The man had earlier gone to Apollo Hospital for treatment. However, after his condition did not improve, he visited Gandhi hospital for check-up four days after.
The 24-year-old software employee, who works in Bangalore, had gone to Dubai on February 15. According to the statement from Etela Rajender, Health Minister for Telangana, it is suspected that in Dubai, he met people from countries like Hong Kong, through which he might have got affected by the virus. He also mentioned that the techie came to Bengaluru in between 19th and 20th February and came to Hyderabad on bus on February 22.
The man is a resident of Mahendra hills, near Secunderabad.
The man was tested positive for Coronavirus after his blood samples were sent to Pune.
Addressing the media, the minister said, "I have communicated the case details with the Centre. He is stable now. We are also checking the people with whom he has travelled in the bus, his family and all the nursing staff and doctors. All the people will be under observation for the next 15 days and their daily reports will be sent to the Centre. As of now, 80 people are being tracked for the virus. We will be working according to the guidelines provided by the Health Ministry."
The minister also requested the people of Telangana not to panic. "The virus is less likely to spread here because of the weather here and the humidity is high. The government of India had asked us to screen ten countries, in which Dubai was not there. It will be added now," he said.
He further added that the situation is under control. "We have made a committee of officers who will be allotted at Gandhi Hospital, Chest Hospital and Army Hospital to communicate with the Centre."