A 44-year-old Gurgaon resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Haryana, an official said on Wednesday. In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners, according to Union health ministry data. "A resident of Gurgaon has tested positive for the coronavirus," said state Director General of Health Suraj Bhan Kamboj on Wednesday evening.
The man's samples were collected at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi and they were found positive for the coronavirus infection. The patient was admitted at the hospital on March 9, he said.
The 44-year-old man is the second confirmed case of coronavirus from Haryana, Kamboj said. Earlier, a 29-year old woman from Gurgaon had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and her condition is stable.
So far, samples of 91 persons have been taken in Haryana, out of which reports of 68 have tested negative so far, according to a media bulletin issued by the Haryana government. The bulletin said so far, a total of 3,589 patients have been put under home isolation, and 43 isolated at hospitals.
The state government has already ordered closure of all schools, colleges and universities in the state till March 31. The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to close anganwadi centres across the state with immediate effect till March 31.
During this period, the anganwadi workers and helpers will come to the centres to perform record maintenance, cleaning and create awareness through home visits about maintaining hygiene to tackle the virus, said a government statement.
In Punjab, samples of 117 persons have been taken so far, out of which, 112 tested negative. There is one positive case for coronavirus infection in the state, the media bulletin said. It said a total of 1,298 persons have been put under home surveillance and eight under hospital surveillance.