06 Jun 2020, 11:47 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Live Update

6,962,473 Total Cases
401,544 Deaths
3,402,697 Recovered

16 high-risk contacts of infected Delhi pizza delivery agent test negative

Author at TechGenyz Health
Pizza Delivery Boy
Pizza Delivery Boy

Sixteen "high-risk contacts" of a pizza delivery agent, who was infected with COVID-19 last week, have tested negative for coronavirus in south Delhi, an official said on Monday.

The 19-year-old pizza delivery agent had tested positive for the virus on April 14, prompting authorities to put 72 families he delivered pizza under home quarantine.

"All 16 high-risk contacts of pizza delivery boy have tested negative. They are colleagues of the pizza delivery agent who was infected with coronavirus recently, south Delhi District Magistrate B M Mishra told PTI.

Mishra said the district administration has not conducted COVID-19 tests on members of 72 families as they have not shown any symptoms of the infection so far.

The delivery agent was feeling unwell for some time and had a persistent cough since the third week of March. Later, he approached a hospital where he tested positive for the disease.

India Coronavirus Cases Update

236,657 Total
6,642 (2.8%) Deaths
114,073 (48.2%) Recovered
06 Jun 2020, 11:35 AM (GMT)

COVID-19 Coverage