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Pune woman with no travel history tests positive for COVD-19

A woman in her early 40s has tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra''s Pune city, a senior official confirmed ...
Pune woman with no travel history tests positive for COVD-19

A woman in her early 40s has tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra''s Pune city, a senior official confirmed on Saturday.

The woman, who is currently on ventilator support at Bharti Hospital, tested positive for the infection after her throat swabs were sent to National Institute of Virology to check for possibility of swine flu (H1N1), he said.

The woman does not have travel history to a foreign country, but had travelled to Vashi in Navi Mumbai to attend a wedding on March 3, he said.

"We are investigating the case. Although she tested positive for Covid-19, she does not have a history of travel abroad. She must have come in contact with someone who had foreign travel history," district collector Naval Kishore Ram said.

Details of her cab journey to Mumbai are being probed, he said. "There are separate guidelines to deal with such cases," he added.

The woman''s case has been referred to higher authorities for further probe, he said.

Meanwhile, a 20 year old man who travelled by train from Delhi to Chennai also tested positive for coronavirus. The youth is stable and under observation in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai.

With these two domestic cases indicate that community transmission has already started in India. However Indian health authorities have reiterated that there was no evidence of community transmission.

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