COVID-19: Five People Admitted to Isolation Ward in Bangalore

Five more people have been admitted to an isolation ward in Bengaluru for Coronavirus

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Isolation ward of RGICD Bangalore, where 5 patients from Bangalore are being kept.

A total of five people have been admitted to the isolation ward of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) in Bengaluru.

Two of them are related to the Telangana man who had returned from Dubai and had traveled to Hyderabad after working for a day at his office in Bengaluru. One of them is an office employee and the other one is his flatmate. The roommate is asymptomatic, but was kept under observation as a precautionary measure since was in close proximity to the Telangana patient. Since he is asymptomatic, no test was conducted on his as per protocol. The office colleague has tested negative. Following his test, there has been no one who has been in touch with the Telangana patient to test positive.

Of the three other admitted, one is a national from Saudi Arabia, one is Japanese and the third one is an Irani national. All three of them have now been tested negative.

The Telangana man is currently reported to be stable. Twenty-seven other people who had been traveling with him in the bus from Bengaluru to Telangana have been quarantined. A health department official said that the residents of the apartment where the Telangana patient was living have been screen. The apartment building had 92 flats, out of which 11 were locked. On Tuesday, 61 residents were screened and 189 were screened on Wednesday. None of the residents have shown any symptoms.

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