Udaipur reported 3 more Coronavirus positive cases on Friday, 3 April.
This came after the administration reported its first case on Thursday 2 April after a 15 year old boy who had returned from Indore on 20 March was found positive.
The 3 additional cases confirmed this afternoon belong to the same family. Subsequent to the boy returning from Indore, he was put under Home Quarantine and after he began developing symptoms, he was shifted to the health center quarantine centre. His family was taken into isolation on Thursday after his reports were confirmed to be positive and their samples were sent for testing.
3 members were found to be positive from the same family. All three who were reported positive today stay in the same home and are immeidate relatives. The primary infected boys maternal aunt, who is also a senior nurse in the Swine Flu department, his elder brother and uncle were among the 3 tested positive for Coronavirus.
The aunt, who is a nurse in the Swine Flu ward, was in contact with a doctor and 18 nurses in the ward over the last 18 days. The entire Swine Flu team is under quarantine and and are being tested. If negative then things could be under control, however, if a few among them turn out to be positive, then the situation could be a repeat of what happened in Bhilwara over the last 10 days.
The augmentation of the numbers in Udaipur, being the same family though, has put the administration on the fast track to control the situation. The entire 3km radius area surrounding the house of the infected family has been cordoned off following the first report yesterday. Curfew has been imposed in the area and no one from the locality is being allowed to exit. Unauthorised personnel and vehices are not allowed to enter the area.
Vehicles that are transporting relief and food material to the needy in the area are being allowed after thorough checking. The streets were sanitized yesterday evening with extensive fumigation. The administrative machinery is in full action and residents just need to ensure that they stay indoors and stay protected. The coming days are crucial.
Rajasthan has reported a total of 140 positive cases from among the 7,358 reports that have come. 626 reports are still pending. Jaipur, with the maximum number of positive cases is followed by Bhilwara, Tonk and Jodhpur in double figure positives. The majority of positives from Tonk belong to the Tableegh Jamaat.