CHANDIGARH: A new case of coronavirus was reported in Chandigarh on Monday, said an official, taking the city’s total count to 8.
Authorities have been trying to track down the people who might have come in contact with the person, who travelled to Dubai recently, IAS Advisor to UT, Manoj Parida said in a tweet.
“Bad news, one new corona positive case in Chandigarh. Dubai returned. Symptoms detection on 15th day. Unusual. Tracing his contacts. All will be quarantined,” tweeted Parida.
Bad news ,one new corona positive case in Chandigarh..Dubai returned..Symptoms detection on 15th day .Unusual..Tracing his contacts ..All will be quarantined— Manoj Parida.IAS (@ManojPa47203819) March 27, 2020
This is so far the City’s eighth coronavirus case. Currently, Chandigarh is under complete lockdown to control the spread of the epidemic.
Previously, seven people have tested positive for the highly contiguous virus that has wreaked havoc across the world.
The coronavirus cases in India stand at 724 so far with 17 deaths.
Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus has claimed 25,044 lives and infected 398,882 people worldwide.