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Bengaluru doctor turns Covid positive, six staff in Kerala quarantined

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Press Trust of India  |  Kozhikode 

Six employees of a private clinic

here and a taxi driver have been put on mandatory 14 days quarantine as a lady gynaecologist running the dispensary tested positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru.

District Medical Officer Dr V Jayashree said the gynaecologist had returned to Karnataka a fortnight ago and tested positive while she was on quarantine there.

Six staff members of the clinic at nearby Thamarassery and the taxi driver who dropped her inBengaluruon May 5 have been asked to go on quarantine, she said.

Patients had visited the clinic, belonging to the gynaecologist and her doctor husband, till April-end.

Sources said the district administration is trying to figure out thecontacts of the gynaecologist, including pregnant women, for being quarantined.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 14:28 IST