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Kolkata airport's immigration officers who checked Covid-19 infected youth sent to home quarantine
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Kolkata airport's immigration officers who checked Covid-19 infected youth sent to home quarantine

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Mar 2020, 07:27 am

Kolkata/IBNS: Two immigration officers posted at the Kolkata international airport, who had reportedly checked West Bengal's first and so far only Covid-19 infected youth while he was returning home from London via Mumbai, have been directed to stay in home quarantine for next 12 days, official said.

"As both of them were present in the immigration counter of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport (NSCBI-CCU) during the clearance of the 18-year-old Covid-19 victim and came in close contact with him, they have been asked to stay in home quarantine for next 12 days as a precautionary measure," a senior immigration official said.

The Covid-19 youth returned in the wee hours of Sunday (Mar 15) via Mumbai from London. 

The Covid-19 infected youth is currently undergoing treatment in a stable condition in Beliaghata ID hospital, and his parents and two drivers have been kept in hospital isolation while they were found negative for novel coronavirus after the first test on Wednesday.

Amid the lockdown in various cities, the total positive Novel Coronavirus cases including the cured and deaths in India rose to 184 on Thursday.

As per the government data, presently 166 people in India are infected with Coronavirus while 15 have recovered and three have lost their lives.

The three deceased, all elderly, passed away in Karnataka, Delhi and Maharashtra.

Out of all the Indian states, Maharashtra has recorded the most number of cases (46) followed by Kerala (30).

Meanwhile, all board examinations of CBSE, ISCE and ISE have been postponed over the outbreak of the deadly virus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will at 8 pm on Thursday address the nation regarding COVID-19 and the efforts to combat the virus.

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