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BBMP looks for virus source while bedridden man tests positive | Bengaluru News


Bangalore: A Nagawara resident bedridden with almost no external contact in the past two weeks has tested positive for Covid-19, a case that has puzzled BBMP officials.

The 34-year-old man suffers from tuberculosis and had not moved from his home before being tested. Her mother used to bring her food from her sister’s place. Both women tested negative for the coronavirus, and how the man became infected is unclear.

“The man had not moved from his home due to health problems, so the chances of him becoming infected were very low. How he contracted the virus is a mystery, ”said Pallavi KR, BBMP (East) Joint Commissioner.

The man is a resident of the KG Halli colony in Nagawara, which was declared a containment zone on Wednesday after its test report confirmed Covid-19. There are 19 rooms with containment areas in Bangalore.

“The man had been using a common toilet in the locality and that could be the source of the infection,” said a health official.

The patient’s mother and sister worked at a nearby garment factory and went to work even during the lockdown. “Initially, we thought she had contracted the infection from her mother or sister, but the two women tested negative. The sister’s son also tested negative. All three are the man’s primary contacts, “Pallavi said.” Fifty secondary contacts have been asked to be in house quarantine. ”

BBMP has issued a notice to the apparel unit that it did not suspend operations during the shutdown. “The owner has been notified with a notice. Since we don’t know who is infected and asymptomatic, we have asked all 34 employees to isolate themselves, “said the health official.

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