Kolkata Travel History Link To Bhubaneswar’s Surya Nagar COVID-19 Case

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chand Chaudhury on Saturday said that one of the family members of the 6th COVID-19 patient from Surya Nagar in Bhubaneswar had travelled to Kolkata and stayed there for four days.

“It was initially a dead-end case because of which we had to reveal his identity in larger public interest to be able to trace the contacts and identify the source,” he said.

The commissioner said that the person is one of the seven contacts of the 60-year-old man, currently admitted to the AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, who tested positive for the deadly virus on Friday.

The seven contacts are his wife, daughter and five tenants, according to the Health and Family Welfare Department’s tweet.

He further said that active surveillance and contact tracing will continue in Surya Nagar, which has been declared as a ‘containment zone’, to check possible community transmission of the infection.

“We don’t want any active case to go undetected,” he added.

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