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Tamil Nadu’s 2nd COVID-19 case traveled from Rampur via Delhi to Chennai, can trigger community transmission

Health workers also combed the central Chennai neighbourhood of Arumbakkam where the man worked and lived

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Bengaluru: A man from Uttar Pradesh, Rampur working as a hairdresser in Chennai is the 2nd confirmed case of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu, but potentially the most worrisome case for the whole of India.

A 20-year-old man belonging from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, who works as a hairdresser in Chennai, tested positive on March 18.

It can be a case where you don’t know where was the source of the infection is.

Yet, Tamil Nadu’s health minister C Vijayabaskar, in his briefing a day after the case was detected, claimed that all three Covid-19 confirmations in the state, including this young man, were imported cases.

The infected man left Rampur on March 7 and spent a couple of days in Delhi before leaving for Chennai, reportedly, on the Tamil Nadu Express late at night on March 10.

He arrived in Chennai on March 12 and resumed work the next day at a hair salon. Having developed Covid-19-like symptoms, he visited the city’s Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) on March 15.

Health workers also combed the central Chennai neighbourhood of Arumbakkam where the man worked and lived. The domestic breeding checkers (DBC) of the Chennai Corporation looked for people in the area who may have got a haircut from him and the shops where he may have made a purchase.

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