Lucknow: Doctor tests positive for Coronvirus; kept at KGMU isolation ward
Lucknow: A female doctor, based out of Toronto Canada who had travelled come to India via London has now tested positive for Coronavirus
The doctor who tested positive late Wednesday night has been admitted in an isolation ward in King George's Medical University (KGMU).
According to media reports, the doctor had travelled to India on March 8. but during the thermal scanning at the Lucknow airport, she did not show any symptom of coronavirus
However, on Tuesday, she developed fever and cough and contacted the KGMU doctors.
Her blood sample reported positive result at the KGMU laboratory, and will now be sent for reconfirmation to the National Institute of Virology in Pune.
Health officials are also preparing a list of people who came in contact with her since she returned to Lucknow and have said further tests will be conducted.
Till now 10 cases have been confirmed positive of coronavirus in UP
Medical Dialogues recently reported that he head of the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus has a Pandemic just as India suspended all visas, except a few categories such as diplomatic and employment, till April 15 to prevent the spread of coronavirus as 10 new cases were reported taking the total number of patients in the country to 60.
"All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International organisations, employment and project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure," an official statement by the government said.
Visa-free travel facility granted to Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders is also kept in abeyance till April 15, it said.
Earlier among the fresh cases, eight were from Kerala and one each from Delhi and Rajasthan since Tuesday, the Union health ministry said and gave state-wise breakup which included five (Delhi), nine (Uttar Pradesh), four (Karnataka) and two in Ladakh.