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Noida factory employee tests coronavirus positive; 707 more workers put under quarantine

Confirming the coronavirus positive case in Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar's Chief Medical Officer Anurag Bhargav said, "One employee of a private firm in Noida has tested positive for #CoronaVirus. He has travel history to France and China. He is a resident of Delhi."

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Noida Updated on: March 13, 2020 14:15 IST
1 tests positive for coronavirus in Noida factory, employees under observation
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1 tests positive for coronavirus in Noida factory, employees under observation 

A Noida factory employee, with China travel history, tested coronavirus positive on Friday. The company has put its other employees under quarantine. Confirming the coronavirus positive case in Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar's Chief Medical Officer Anurag Bhargav said, "One employee of a private firm in Noida has tested positive for #CoronaVirus. He has travel history to France and China. He is a resident of Delhi."

The person is a director in a leather strap manufacturing factory in Noida. The company employes 707 workers. The factory has now been shut and health officials were ensuring the entire factory was being sanitised. 

Reports also say that the factory director who tested positive took Delhi Metro to commute. The DMRC is yet to react to the latest development.

After the reports came in, Uttar Pradesh invoked epidemic prevention act closing all schools, colleges, cinema halls and places with potential of large gathering will be shut till March 22. The decision was announced by UP CM Yogi Adityanath. 

 More than 1,30,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in 116 countries and territories, killing at least 4,900 people.

The number of coronavirus patients in India has risen to 75, as per health ministry records.

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Earlier today, a Google employee in Bengaluru has been tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the company asked staff in that office to work from work as a precautionary measure for the day.

"We can confirm that an employee from our Bengaluru office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. They were in one of our Bengaluru offices for a few hours before developing any symptoms," a Google spokesperson said.

A 76-year-old man from Karnataka became the first casualty of Coronavirus in India. His sample, which had been taken before he died, confirmed that he was suffering from the deadly virus.

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