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Delhi pizza delivery boy tests positive for Covid-19, 72 families, 17 other delivery boys quarantined

A pizza delivery boy in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar area has tested positive for coronavirus after showing symptoms for around 20 days. Following his detection, 72 families in nearby areas who he visited have also been quarantined.

The pizza delivery boy is a resident of Savitri Nagar area in Malviya Nagar, south Delhi. He was showing symptoms of coronavirus for around 20 days when he was finally tested recently. His Covid-19 test results came out on April 14, showing him positive for coronavirus.

Authorities have identified 72 families in Malviya Nagar, Hauz Khas area that he had visited in the past 20 days. These families have now been put under home quarantine. He had also visited some hospitals in south Delhi.

Apart from these families, 17 other pizza delivery boys who worked with him have also been put under institutional quarantine.

Food delivery service provider Zomato has issued a clarification saying some of the deliveries made by the concerned restaurant were done via Zomato. “We are not sure whether the rider was infected at the time of delivery,” the Zomato statement said.

Zomato has also said that the restaurant had asked all delivery boys to wears masks and take precautions and all other delivery agents working with the Covid-19 positive patient have tested negative.

Pizza joint Dominos has also issued a clarification saying the incident doesn’t have anything to do with them.

Delhi has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in India after Maharashtra. Over 1,500 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Delhi so far.

Two more deaths were reported in Delhi on Wednesday.

India’s death toll has touched 414 while the total number of cases has crossed 12,300, according to the latest Health Ministry data.


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