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One-year-old baby boy tests positive for virus

One-year-old baby boy tests positive for virus

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28 Jun 2020 No comment 24 hits

Sankhali: Bicholim taluka on Sunday recorded three more COVID positive cases, including of a one-year-old baby boy, taking the total number of cases in the taluka to 13. 

Bicholim mamlatdar Pravinjay Pandit said that a one-year-old baby boy from Sal village tested positive for the virus, taking the total number of COVID cases in the village to four.

The baby boy is from the same family which has already seen COVID cases. 

Consequently the authorities sealed Ward No 3 area of Sal village.

At Sankhali, two more persons tested positive for the virus at Desai Nagar taking the tally to nine in the town, forcing the authorities to cordon off the locality.

Health officer of the Bicholim community health centre Dr Medha Salkar said that swab samples from several people from Sal were taken on Saturday and Sunday. One sample tested positive for the deadly virus.

On the other hand, Sankhali CHC health officer Dr Uttam Desai said that 47 people underwent the COVID test at the hospital on Sunday and 99 persons did the same at Bandarwada.

Reports of the tests are awaited, he said, adding that more swab samples will be taken on Monday.

“Spraying of antivirus chemicals in affected places and other precautionary measures have been taken in the taluka,” Pandit said. 

Essential commodities were handed out to the people of Sankhali by  government functionaries, as the marketplace in the town has been under lockdown since

Friday.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who is the Sankhali MLA, appealed to the people to take all precautions to keep the virus at bay.

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