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7 evacuees from Iran, 3 others tested corona positive in Rajasthan, tally rises to 69: Official


Press Trust of India Jaipur
Seven of the evacuees from Iran who landed in Jodhpur recently, besides three others, were tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Rajasthan on Monday, taking the total number of infected people in the state to 69, said officials.
Seven evacuees who landed at Jodhpur airport in two batches recently have been tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh.
Two other people, including the mother and son of a man, who returned from Oman recently, too have tested positive for coronavirus, he said.
The third patient is the one who had visited a private hospital in Bhilwara where three doctors and nine nursing staffers were initially tested positive, said Singh.
The total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state has risen to 62, excluding seven Iran evacuees, he said.
Rajasthan is under lockdown since March 22 and a massive survey and screening is underway to detect suspected coronavirus carriers, officials said.
Two batches of people, evacuated from Iran, had landed at the Jodhpur airport in Rajasthan recently.
After preliminary screening of the evacuees, mostly pilgrims, at the airport, they were taken to the Army Wellness Facility set up at the Jodhpur Military Station.

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First Published: Mar 30 2020 | 5:34 PM IST

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