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All ‘high risk’ contacts of Delhi’s pizza boy test negative (Ld)

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New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) After a 19-year-old pizza delivery boy in South Delhi district tested positive for coronavirus, all his 16 ‘high risk contacts have tested negative for the virus, the administration said on Monday.

According to B.M. Mishra, District Magistrate (South), no person in the 72 houses within a 5 km radius of Malviya Nagar, where the boy delivered food, has developed any symptom of the dreaded disease.

“All high risk contacts (16 people) of the pizza delivery boy, including the owner of the eatery where he worked and other workers, have tested negative,” the DM said.

However, Mishra said that the 72 families in the low risk group will have to “complete the quarantine”.

“While none from the 72 families had shown any symptoms of the infection so far, they will have to complete their quarantine period,” he said.

After the delivery boy associated with a pizza chain tested positive last Tuesday, the authorities immediately decided to quarantine his 16 colleagues at the outlet.

Apart from the high risk contacts, the administration has also listed people living in 72 houses where food was delivered under the row risk contacts.

The families in the 72 houses were told to self-quarantine as the delivery boy, and his colleagues, had visited the houses.

So far, Delhi has recorded more than 2,000 coronavirus cases while 45 people have succumbed to the virus.



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