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19 Covid cases emerge from condo in Gurgaon

Gurgaon has seen fewer than 50 cases a day this week from over 3,000 tests conducted in a day.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon |
February 28, 2021 1:05:12 am
Industry fears curbs in other states may impact production in Gurgaon unitsMembers of industry associations fear that such measures being adopted in other parts of the country and in neighbouring Delhi will have adverse implications for businesses located in Gurgaon. (File)

Twenty floors of four towers in a single condominium in Sector 67 have emerged as the only containment zones in the district after 19 people tested positive for Covid.

According to officials, the cases began emerging at Ireo Victory Valley earlier this month, with one person testing positive, followed by three more a few days later. Following this, testing camps were set up in the condominium.

“When multiple cases started emerging, it became a matter of concern as cases are actually reducing in Gurgaon. We set up testing camps where more than 100 tests were conducted, and around 8-9 people tested positive,” said Dr Jai Prakash, district surveillance officer.

With the health department subsequently setting up camps in the society daily, officials said a total of 19 people have tested positive. “We have already conducted over 750 tests in the condominium; the figure is expected to cross 1,000 since camps have been set up today as well,” said Dr Virender Yadav, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Gurgaon, Saturday.

“Some of those who tested positive had attended a party at a restaurant earlier this month, but it’s impossible to say they picked up the infection there. It is not possible to confirm the source,” said the CMO.

Officials from the health department said they have conducted a meeting with the RWA of Ireo Victory Valley and directed them to ensure residents are tested. Jitender Kumar, Joint Commissioner-II of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), and Raman Yadav, Executive Engineer of the MCG, have been appointed as the cluster in-charge and incident commander respectively for the containment zone.

Gurgaon has seen fewer than 50 cases a day this week from over 3,000 tests conducted in a day.

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