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Ludhiana panics as first COVID-19 positive case creates confusion in the city

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Ludhiana panics as first COVID-19 positive case creates confusion in the city

Late last night, city residents were greeted with the dreaded news of confirmation of a positive coronavirus case of 55-year old Ludhiana woman. She has been admitted to DMC Hospital for her treatment. The doctors of DMC Hospital have also confirmed the news. 

In the initial information circulated among the Whatsapp groups, it was reported that the woman had recently travelled to Italy and had concealed the travel history from the authorities by saying that she came back from Dubai. Later it was reported that the woman actually had no travel history and was in Boutique business because of which she contacted the infection from one of the clients. 

It has also been reported that the woman had gone to watch a movie recently and the investigation is undergoing to study this angle as well.

Pictures of a woman called Sangeeta Jain are also doing rounds on social media who is said to be the victim, however, there is no confirmation of this. Residents are encouraged to avoid sharing personal information of victims and suspects.

There is no official confirmation about the source of infection of this case. Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal, DMC Secretary Prem Gupta and CMO Dr Rajesh Bagga have confirmed the woman’s preliminary investigation report to be positive late in the night. The department has quarantined her husband, son and two maids at home, their samples will be taken on Wednesday.

This news is frequently updated as additional information is received.

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