March 12, 2020, 6:03 AM

In a first, 45-year-old Nagpur man on Wednesday tested positive for Coronavirus after returning from USA three days back. As per Ravindra Thakre, Collector and District Magistrate, the man has been admitted at Indira Gandhi Government Hospital (IGGMC) for treatment. More details awaited.

On March 6, a 41-year-old Nagpur man who showed symptoms of Coronavirus was admitted to IGMC in the city. As per the reports, the man came in contact with an affected Telangana patient. The man was among 20 people who travelled from Dubai to Bengaluru and then to Nagpur.

The news was shared by Pradeep Vyas, the principal health secretary on Thursday. Vyas was accompanied by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Health Minister Rajesh Tope and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Praveen Pardeshi. Vyas said that there was no need for people to wear masks as the situation is normal in state.

Vyas added, “But the health workers who are treating the patients and those working at the international airport should wear it as precautionary measures.”

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