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Guj govt to reveal names of Covid-19 patients in state: Patel

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The Gujarat government has

decided to reveal the names of the persons who have tested positive for coronavirus in the state so far, so that those who came in their contact with them can get themselves tested, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said on Sunday.

The number of infected persons in the state is 18, of whom one died in Surat on Sunday.

"The state government has decided to officially declare the names of the 18 coronavirus positive patients soon, so that their neighbours, business associates, or those who came in contact with them get themselves checked," Patel, who is also the health minister, told reporters.

"If such persons should go to a government hospital and get themselves checked. In case they test positive, their treatment can be started immediately," he said.

Of the 18 positive cases in the state, seven are from Ahmedabad, three each from Surat, Vadodara and Gandhinagar, and one each from Kutch and Rajkot.

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First Published: Sun, March 22 2020. 22:54 IST