Five members of a family have contracted COVID-19 from another member who was already infected with coronavirus in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Wife, father, mother, brother and sister of a man who was already confirmed with COVID-19 have also contracted the disease while his 2-year-old son and two other people have been found coronavirus negative, informed a health official. Earlier, the Lucknow police has registered a case against 24 people for violating the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus by offering namaz at a mosque here, officials said on Monday.
The case was registered on Sunday after some people gathered to offer namaz at a mosque in Chaupatia area under Saadatganj police station area in the evening, they said. Police said the group, including 12 unidentified persons, has been booked under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.
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For the majority of people (especially young), the novel coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms including fever and cough. However, those who are already suffering from some illness such as respiratory problem or adults, are more likely to be affected by COVID-19 and can cause severe illness, including pneumonia. People should also note that the majority of people who test positive for COVID-19 also do recover from the disease. People with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.
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