Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) A software engineer, who was tested positive for COVID-19 early this month, was discharged from government-run Gandhi Hospital on Friday.
Doctors said the 24-year-old was allowed to go home as he had fully recovered. However, he has been advised strict home isolation for two weeks.
The techie, the lone COVID-19 positive case from Telangana, was discharged after his samples were twice tested negative. He returned to his home in Secunderabad here.
Director of Public Health, G. Srinivasa Rao, said with the techie being discharged, Telangana has no COVID-19 positive cases.
The techie was tested positive on March 2, a few days after he returned from Dubai, where was suspected to have contracted the virus. After landing in Bengaluru, where he works for a IT firm, the man reached Hyderabad by bus. For five days he was under treatment of a private hospital in Secunderabad for flu like symptoms. As there was no relief, he was sent to Gandhi Hospital.
The authorities had also screened all his family members, those who came into contact with him at the private hospital and also those who travelled with him in the bus from Bengaluru. None of them were tested positive.