Andhra Pradesh: Four in Kakinada govt hospital on suspicion of Covid-19

KAKINADA: East Godavari district is on high alert as four people were admitted to Government General Hospital in Kakinada on Friday with suspected symptoms of Covid-19.
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The medical authorities are waiting for the results of the samples sent for test to National Institute of Virology in Pune. All of them have a history of foreign travel. An IT engineer returned from Malaysia to Rajahmundry on March 11 and complained of cough.
A person from Devarapalli village in Ravulapalem came back from Dubai on March 12 and was identified by field survey staff and was admitted to GGH in Kakinada on March 13. Another software engineer from Biccavole returned from Toronto on March 9 and was admitted to GGH on March 13.
Another person from Kondagunturu village came back from Dubai on March 3. When he developed cough and cold, he was admitted to GGH on March 13.
District medical and health officer Dr Satya Suseela said the department is conducting cluster containment treatment where suspects are reported. She said hypochlorite solution is being sprayed at houses and bleaching powder sprinkled in surrounding areas. She said field surveys are being conducted in a 3 km radius.

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