Bokaro reports five new COVID-19 cases

Bokaro: As the movement of migrant workers increases Bokaro reported five new COVID-19 positive cases.

“Five new positive cases of Coronavirus infection have been found in Bokaro district include four CISF personnel returned from Bhubaneswar and one is of Telo village, returned from Mumbai, informed Mukesh Kumar Deputy Commissioner Bokaro on Friday.

“The report of their co-travellers who came with them has reported negative. More contact tracing is still being done,” he added.

All five (aged between 25-30) are now healthy, were admitted at COVID Hospital at Bokaro General Hospital (BGH), he informed.

Appealing to mass to stay indoors and follow the lockdown strictly to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kumar said people should venture out only in cases of emergency and to purchase essential commodities.

“They should return home as soon as the purchase is done and not linger on roads. Must use the mask, sanitizer. Maintain social distance. Wash your hands regularly with soap,” he added.

The district administration in Bokaro is keeping close watches on the entry of the migrant workers, students and others trapped outside the state due to a national lockdown imposed to check the spread of Covid-19 in India.

‘Administration is working hard on virus risk mitigation plans and regarding the management of the people who are returning in the district,’ said an official.

“Including social distancing, remote working and to ensure business survival we are planning where to keep those people who returned from far-flung states,” added the official.

On 7 May, the district turned into zero COVID-19 cases, earlier Bokaro had a total of 10 COVID-19 positive cases out of which one died and nine of them were isolated and under treatment at Bokaro General Hospital (BGH). With the relentless efforts of the district administration and BGH staff’s patients have been cured.

The first positive case of coronavirus infection a woman of Telo village has been reported in the Bokaro district on 5 April. She hid the information that she along with five other family members have participated in the Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Later on 8 April, her three family members (two woman’s granddaughters and one is her brother-in-law) also tested positive were isolated at BGH.

Again on 10 April, a 33-year youth, resident of Telo village was tested positive. The youth has come in contact with the woman who tested positive for COVID-19 on 5 April. The person of Sadam village who died due to COVID-19 infection also has a contact history with the participants who returned from the Jamaat congregation.

Later on 12 April, two new COVID-19 positive patients were again reported in the district are — father (65) and son (40), resident of Chatniabagi Tola of Sadam Village under Gomia block of the district; both had a contact history. They are close kin of the man (72) who died on 8 April due to COVID-19 infection.

Most of the COVID-19 positive patients had either travel or contact history in the district, said A K Pathak Civil Surgeon Bokaro.

With 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday in Jharkhand, the total count reached 308 in the state. While with more than 6,088 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours India’s total count of COVID-19 infections jumped to 119,532. According to the report of the Ministry of Health, of the total 66,899 are active cases while at least 49,026 people have been cured and around 3600 have been died due to COVID-19.


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