Hyderabad: A software employee from Hyderabad tested positive for coronavirus on 1 March and is currently admitted to Gandhi Hospital. More details about the 24-year-old techie’s travel itinerary have been released.
Sources have confirmed that he had travelled to Bengaluru from Dubai on an Indigo flight on 20 February. While the passengers on the Indigo flight are yet to be tracked down, the government of Karnataka has said the process to contact the passengers is underway.
From Bengaluru, the techie travelled to Hyderabad on a GO Tour Travels and Holidays sleeper bus on 22 February. The bus, which left Bengaluru at 9 p.m, reached Secunderabad on 23 February around 7 a.m. Sources said 17 passengers, out of the 27 passengers on the bus, could be from Andhra Pradesh.
According to health officials in Hyderabad, the Corona virus patient came to Gandhi hospital on the evening of 1 March complaining of high fever. While he had earlier gone to Apollo Hospital for treatment, his condition did not improve. Four days later he was admitted to Gandhi hospital.
The software employee is a resident of Mahendra Hills, Secunderabad. Advising the people of Hyderabad not to panic, state health minister Eatela Rajender said 85 people who have been in contact with the patient have been tracked down and are under observation. “Out of the 85 people, 45 have been sent for further tests to Gandhi hospital,” said the minister, addressing the media on 3 March.
In the sub-committee meeting held in the morning, the health minister specified that a special hospital will be established for Corona virus patients.