Raipur, March 19 (IANS) A young woman with a travel history to London has tested positive for coronavirus infection in Chhattisgarh, the first such case in the state, Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo confirmed on Thursday.
“It is important that people stay alert and careful. Try to avoid meeting people, avoid gatherings,” Deo told the media here.
Sources in the Health Department said that the woman hailing from Raipur had returned to India from London with her family. After she fell ill, a Health Department team sent her blood sample for testing on March 17. The woman was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences here after virus infection was confirmed on Wednesday.
The woman has been kept in isolation ward and her family members are also undergoing medical examination. The woman’s co-travellers in the plane are also being tracked, the sources said.