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Three more cases in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Bhosari under lockdown

Bhosari MLA Mahesh Landge said the decision was made at a meeting with villagers on Thursday after one positive case surfaced in the area.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: April 9, 2020 11:31:17 pm
All shops and vegetable markets will remain closed in Bhosari.

After three more coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were detected in Pimpri-Chinchwad on Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 patients admitted to the civic-run YCM Hospital has gone up to 12.

A 50-year-old woman was found to be positive on Thursday morning. By late evening, the throat swab samples of two more persons turned out to be positive. Of the two, one is a 42-year-old woman and the other is a 50-year-old man.
“The 50-year-old woman was admitted to YCM Hospital on Wednesday and quarantined. Her close contacts are being traced,” said Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar.

Earlier, three people who attended a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in March were found to be positive, and admitted to YCM Hospital. Now, some of their high-risk contacts have also been admitted after they were also found positive for coronavirus.

In another development, entire Bhosari will remain under lockdown for three days from Friday. Bhosari MLA Mahesh Landge said the decision was taken at a meeting of villagers on Thursday after one positive case was found in the area.

“All shops and vegetable markets will remain closed in Bhosari. The closure will affect a population of nearly 2 lakh, ” said Kartik Landge, brother of Mahesh Landge.

Pimpri-Chinchwad has so far seen 24 positive cases, of which 12 have been discharged. One positive patient has been admitted a Pune city hospital, but PCMC is not counting him among its tally of positive cases.

“All the patients are asympotamatic,” said YCM Hospital in-charge Dr Rajendra Wable.

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