Indian-Origin Doctor From Canada Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Lucknow


A 35-year-old Indian-origin doctor from Canada, who came to visit her relatives here, has been tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the KGMU and her samples have been sent to Pune’s National Institute of Virology for reconfirmation, a senior doctor said on Thursday.

She has been kept in an isolation ward while her husband, who had accompanied her, has also been tested but has been found to be negative in the two tests conducted on him, Professor D Himanshu of King George’s Medical University’s Medicine Department said.

The 35-year-old doctor of Indian origin is based in Toronto, Canada and had arrived here on March 8.

She was tested positive on Wednesday night and her samples have been sent for reconfirmation to NIV, Dr Himanshu said.

Though she did not show any symptoms during screening at the Lucknow airport, she developed fever and cough later and contacted the doctors at KGMU, he said.

Read the full story here: New Indian Express | Image: Kalinga TV
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