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16 high-risk contacts of infected Delhi pizza delivery agent test negative for Covid-19

The patient delivered food in a five kilometre radius of the restaurant, located in Malviya Nagar and homes in Malviya Nagar, Saket, IIT Delhi and Hauz Khas have been placed under quarantine.

Written by Mallica Joshi | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2020 2:58:20 pm
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Days after a pizza delivery employee in South Delhi tested positive for COVID-19, 16 co-workers of his, who he came in contact with, have tested negative.

The administration has categorised contacts as high-risk and low-risk. While those he worked with are categorised as high-risk, those who he delivered food to, are categorised as low-risk. Only high-risk contacts have been tested so far.

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According to South Delhi DM, BM Mishra, these categories have been created by doctors.

“Those who he delivered food to have not been tested so far and will have to remain under home quarantine for 14 days,” he said.

According to officials, the others will be tested if they display symptoms of the disease.

The pizza delivery employee had tested positive on April 14. According to Mishra, he has been unwell for over three weeks, displaying symptoms such as a persistent cough and fatigue. After his symptoms did not go away, he went to Safdarjung Hospital, insisting that he be tested. After several requests, he was sent to RML Hospital, where his swab samples were taken.

Officials said he is likely to have contracted the infection from someone who he delivered food to in Malviya Nagar or Hauz Rani (parts of both areas have been declared containment zones)

The patient delivered food in a five kilometre radius of the restaurant, located in Malviya Nagar and homes in Malviya Nagar, Saket, IIT Delhi and Hauz Khas have been placed under quarantine.

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