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Vizag kept on High alert as the first COVID-19 case gets confirmed

Vizag kept on High alert as the first COVID-19 case gets confirmed

With the cases being confirmed in Nellore, Prakasam now it is Vizag. On Thursday it was confirmed that a 24-year old youth of Ongole who has come back to his home from London was confirmed with the COVID-19 and soon after that the first patient was confirmed with the novel coronavirus in Vizag. He hails from Allipuram area in the city. There were about 30 people who were admitted, out of which 25 were discharged cause of testing negative.
Vizag is now on high alert and the all the officials from health, civic body, district administration and others have swung into action from today as the 65 year old who came to Hyderabad to visit his daughter has a travel history of visiting the Dubai and four days back he came back to Vizag in Kacheguda Express to stay in his house at Vivekananda area which is in the surrounding of Allipuram area.
The team has bounced back quick as of now 114 special task force teams have been deployed in the city. The team comprises of health workers. The process of sanitising has been started from Thursday night itself just to maintain the hygiene around the vicinity and to keep a control of the further spread of virus.
And in around 7,800 houses door-to-door survey is being conducted to keep a check on people who dwell in that area and to track on people who have travelled from abroad in a while.
They GVMC and Health department officials are keeping in check of who have interacted with the 65 year old. For now they are spraying disinfectants of about 2-Km radius to sanitise the surroundings in and around.
The incident came to light when the man went to a hospital for falling sick on March 17, seeing his symptom he was admitted in the isolation ward at Government Chest Hospital and the swab samples were sent to Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) in Tirupati and then the reports came on Thursday night which confirmed the positive case of novel Coronavirus.
There was whatsapp shares in the late hours by the people but some of them were in dilemma whether it is a rumour or a real case but by now the case is confirmed and the medical team is taking the precautions to battle this out.
The only suggestion is social distancing and staying at home as much as possible to avoid mass gatherings as it is helpful for everyone. This two weeks are quite crucial as it has entered into the third stage.

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