no respite: Cops barricaded Malviya Nagar area after the area turned intoa new hotspotPrayagraj: A 57-year-old additional chief medical officer was among the three novel coronavirus (Covid-19) positive cases which surfaced in Prayagraj district on Wednesday. The patients did not have any travel history.
Nodal officer and additional chief medical officer Dr Rishi Sahai said,“An additional chief medical officer-rank health department official, who lives in Shivkuti area of Teliyarganj, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. The healthcare professional did not have any travel history.”
Sahai said the man’s sample was collected on Tuesday after he complained of fever and cough and he was diagnosed with the disease on Wednesday. The ACMO is admitted to Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital for treatment.
The new cases included a 26-year-old pregnant woman, who lives in Kohlan Tola. Sahai said the woman’s sample was collected on Monday as part of tests conducted during ante natal care (ANC).
The third case reported from the city was a 32-year-old woman from Sultanpur Khas area of Mauaima block, whose sample was collected on Sunday. She was admitted to a hospital due to anaemia and jaundice and tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, five personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were also tested positive for the infection in Kaushambi district. Chief medial officer (Kaushambi) Dr PN Chaturvedi said, “Five personnel of ITBP force, whose samples were collected on Tuesday, tested positive for novel coronavirus on Wednesday. With these five men, the total of number of ITBP personnel testing positive for novel coronavirus in the district has risen to seven. The patients are being treated at Covid-19 Level One Hospital in Manjhanpur.”