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Gujarat tally rises to 8 after Vadodara man tests positive for covid-19

The Vadodara man has a travel history to Sri Lanka.


Press Trust of India 

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This is the third positive case in Vadodara and eighth in Gujarat

A 52-year-old man with travel history to Sri Lanka tested positive of in Gujarat on Saturday, taking the number of such cases in the state to eight, officials said.

The new patient is a resident Vadodara, they said.

"A man with travel history to Sri Lanka, tested positive for He was part of a group that had recently travelled to Sri Lanka," Vadodara collector Shalini Agarwal said.

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"Another member of the same group, a woman, had tested positive on Friday," she said.

This is the third positive case in Vadodara and eighth in Gujarat, Agarwal added.

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"The man has been kept in isolation ward at the SSG Hospital in Vadodara, which is treating the patients," she said

Others, who travelled with them, have also been quarantined, she added.

First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 12:24 IST