A 25-year-old Dombivli resident who tested positive for coronavirus has sent the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) into a tizzy as he had interacted with more than 1,000 guests at his brother’s wedding on March 19.
On Wednesday his reports came that stated he was coronavirus positive. The youth, who works in a multinational company, had gone on a trip to Turkey with 21 of his friends. He returned home on March 15, and four days later attended his brother's wedding in Dombivli.
The civic health department has started tracking all local residents and relatives who attended the wedding as well as the 21 friends who had accompanied him on the Turkey trip to be tested for the coronavirus.
Till Thursday evening, they examined at least 5,300 people for symptoms. The patient is undergoing treatment at Kasturba Hospital. Three members of his family are also undergoing tests there, said sources.
As per sources, more than 1,000 guests attended the wedding function on March 19 function despite the state government's notification which had banned the gathering of over 50 people in one place, including weddings, to curb the spread of the virus.
A civic health official said that post the wedding, the youth started showing symptoms of Covid-19—cough and fever—and he went to a local doctor and he was immediately sent to Kasturba Hospital. Kasturba officials shared the information with the KDMC, which sprung into action and sanitized the entire locality and started conducting medical checkup of all residents.