Monday, March 09, 2020

Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh: Man flying in from Dubai quarantined in Vizag hospital

Visakhapatnam: A man who arrived in Visakhapatnam from Dubai via Hyderabad in an Air India flight was stopped at the airport and is being quarantined at Chest and Communicable Diseases Hospitals after doctors observed that he was suffering from cold and cough.

Officials informed that the man hails from Jalluputtunga village in Samputa mandal in Srikakulam district. He was living in Dubai and works at a saw mill. He was on his way home on vacation.
An airport official said that apart from having cough and cold, the passenger also suffers from a chronic ailment, which is why the doctors decided against taking a risk and quarantined him. “He was shifted to the hospital directly from the airport,” the official added.

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in late January, nearly 5,000 passengers arriving in the city from other countries have been screened at Visakhapatnam airport.

09/03/20 Arpit Basu/Times of India
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