GURUGRAM/NOIDA: As many as 420 Gurugram residents with recent travel history to China, Malaysia and Thailand have been asked by health authorities to self-quarantine at home for 28 days.
These people have showed symptoms of cold and flu, and their blood samples are being taken for Covid-19 testing at PGI Rohtak, health officials
In Gautam Budh Nagar, health officials said, of the 458 residents who recently travelled to 12 notified countries, 424 have been tracked down so far.
Of them, blood samples of 112 people with symptoms of cold have been taken for testing. While 54 reports have come negative, results of 68 others are pending.
Gurugram’s chief medical officer JS Puniya told TOI that they have identified all the 420 residents who recently travelled to China, Malaysia and Thailand.
“Though 14 days’ isolation is adequate, we have asked these people to stay in self-quarantine at home for 28 days. We are also collecting their blood samples for testing for Covid-19,” he said.
Meanwhile, the district health authorities on Saturday constituted 31 rapid response teams and urged residents to submit self-declaration of their travel history. This comes a day after a 25-year-old employee of SAR Group in Gurugram tested positive for Covid-19.
The person, a resident of Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, had travelled to Thailand and Malaysia on a family vacation and returned to India on February 17. The test was conducted on him on March 4 and the result came out on Friday.
While he has been kept under observation, his family has been quarantined at home for 14 days. “On Saturday, we conducted health check-ups of all the 540 employees of the SAR Group. Fortunately, none has shown any symptoms of Covid-19,” saida health official.