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Nation Other News 29 Mar 2020 Five nurses in isola ...

Five nurses in isolation after treating Covid-19 patient in Kumbakonam

DECCAN CHRONICLE | G SRINIVASAN
Published Mar 29, 2020, 8:53 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2020, 8:53 pm IST
The man returned to Tamil Nadu from the West Indies via Qatar on March 18
Nurses have been at the forefront of coronavirus risk. (Representational image, DC Photo))
 Nurses have been at the forefront of coronavirus risk. (Representational image, DC Photo))

Thanjavur: Five nurses who tended to a COVID-19 positive person at a private hospital in Kumbakonam have been isolated and are being monitored at the Kumbakonam Governmment Hospital, official said. 

The person with travel history to the West Indies was brought to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital (TMCH) with coronavirus symptoms on March 25. A swab test confirmed Covid-19 infection. 

 

As a preventive measure, his wife and brother too have been kept in isolation at TMCH. 

According to the police, the 42-year-old had returned from the Caribbean where he was working in the catering section of a shipping company. He left the West Indies on March 16 and came to Kumbakonam via Qatar on March 18.

He developed continuous fever and cough on March 22 and was admitted to a private hospital in Kumbakonam and then shifted to TMCH on March 25. After the swab test confirmed he was positive, he was put in isolation at the hospital.

Police have barricaded the entire neighbourhood of the man’s house in Kumbakonam. Disinfectant has been sprayed. Persons he came in contact with were isolated and monitored.  The man is married and has two children.

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