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Delhi pizza delivery boy who had tested COVID positive recovers, discharged from hospital

The delivery agent had tested positive for the virus on April 14 and thereafter, the district administration had decided to put 72 families he delivered pizzas to in south Delhi under home-quarantine.

Published: 12th May 2020 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2020 07:39 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

NEW DELHI: A pizza delivery boy in Delhi who tested COVID positive last month creating a fear of infection in the area, has been cured and discharged, the administration said on Tuesday.

Speaking to IANS, an official from the South district said the boy was discharged.

"As already informed, none of his contacts tested positive for coronavirus. Now he has also been cured and discharged from the hospital," the official told IANS. The boy tested COVID positive on April 14 and later all the 16 ''high-risk contacts'' tested negative for the virus.

Also, no person in the 72 houses within a five-kilometer radius of Malviya Nagar, where the boy delivered food developed any symptoms.

As on date, Delhi's COVID tally has reached 7,639 cases with 86 deaths.

While the restaurants and food points are not yet allowed, the home delivery of food is on in the national capital under the essential category.

The case has sparked fear in the people and more care and precautions have been directed in the delivery of food.

In Delhi, at least three government volunteers involved in food distribution by the government also tested positive since the outbreak of the infection. However, there were no reports of the spread of the infection from them as well.

According to a Delhi government official, the spread was controlled as there were proper precautions taken by those delivering food or serving it.

On Sunday, an MCD contractual teacher, who was appointed for food distribution duty in a Hunger Relief Centre in the city, passed away due to COIVD-19.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid condolences and announced Rs 1 crore for her family.

The teacher had food distribution duty for the needy on April 10, 17 and 18.



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