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Five Moradabad stone-pelting accused test positive for COVID-19

"In total, 11 samples were sent from jail and six people have tested positive for COVID-19," said Chief Medical Officer Dr MC Garg

Published: 21st April 2020 06:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2020 06:39 PM   |  A+A-

A team of medical personnel and police along with the family members of a person who died of COVID-19 sit inside a vandalised ambulance after a mob attacked their vehicle with stones in Moradabad Wednesday

A team of medical personnel and police along with the family members of a person who died of COVID-19 sit inside a vandalised ambulance after a mob attacked their vehicle with stones in Moradabad Wednesday. (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

MORADABAD: Five people, who were earlier arrested in connection with the April 15 stone-pelting incident in Moradabad, have tested positive for COVID-19, said Chief Medical Officer Dr MC Garg.

"10 people, including eight men and two women, were earlier arrested. Their sampling was done as they came from a hotspot area. Out of these, five have tested positive for COVID-19. All those who came in contact with them will be quarantined," Dr Garg said.

"In total, 11 samples were sent from jail and six people have tested positive for COVID-19," he added.

Out of 11, one person was arrested in connection with another case.

On April 15, stones were pelted at an ambulance carrying a team of medical personnel and police, which had gone to take family members of a person who died of COVID-19 here to a quarantine facility.

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