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Bhopal:A journalist from Bhopal changed into as soon as amongst the six new COVID-19 sufferers reported in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, triggering fright amongst the media fraternity as he changed into as soon as notify at a press conference of frail chief minister Kamal Nath right here on March 20.
Bhopal’s Chief Scientific and Health Officer Sudhir Dehariya said of us who came in contact with the journalist also can easy live in dwelling isolation for 14 days, and means the coronavirus regulate room if they rep indicators of cough, chilly or fever within the subsequent few days.
Sources said Nath is taking precautions in gape of the case. The sources later said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also been urged by doctors to be on alert and desire precautions.
Many journalists, who came within the contact with the affected man without delay or circuitously right thru Nath’s press conference, had also long gone to the BJP place of work where Chouhan changed into as soon as notify.
The journalist is the father of the 26-One year long-established girl, who earlier examined sure for coronavirus, Dehariya said.
Each the journalist and his daughter are undergoing cure on the All Indian Institute of Scientific Sciences (AIIMS) right here, he said.
The girl, a post-graduate law course student, returned to Bhopal from London final week and lived with her family for 2 days before checking out sure for coronavirus on March 20. Her mother, brother and these working at their dwelling bear examined negative, he said.
“These that came in contact with the person, who has examined sure, are urged to isolate themselves at dwelling for 14 days. In case any of the indicators relish cough, chilly and fever surface in six-seven days, such of us can contact the coronavirus regulate room,” Dehariya said.
The new COVID-19 case has created fright amongst media folk right here because the journalist attended Kamal Nath’s press conference final week.
A senior journalist with a national daily right here said, “The frail chief minister, Congress MLAs and leaders, authorities officers and a great deal of journalists had been notify on the click conference. I also met him. All are in fright now. He save now not need attended the click conference when he changed into as soon as aware of the worldwide trip historical past of his daughter.”
President of the Journalists Club, Bhopal, Dinesh Gupta said, “Here’s a actually irresponsible behaviour. The Centre has time and again issued advisories about precautions relating folk having worldwide trip historical past and these coming in contact with them. Despite this, the person changed into as soon as notify on the enormous gathering.”
The district administration need to bear quarantined such folk prematurely as they’re aware of of us coming from other worldwide locations, he said.
There are also experiences that Nath would be in self quarantine after his private secretary examined sure for the virus. On the other hand, Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja rejected the experiences as baseless.
Besides the journalist from Bhopal, 5 folk admitted in diversified hospitals of Indore, including a girl from neighbouring Ujjain district, examined sure for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total selection of confirmed cases in Madhya Pradesh to 15.
Till Tuesday, six sure coronavirus cases had been reported from Jabalpur and one every from Bhopal, Gwalior and Shivpuri. Now, the selection of sure cases in Bhopal has long gone up to two.
(With inputs from PTI)
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