Gurugram society declared containment zone after 20 test positive for Covid

It is suspected that the contagion spread after a birthday party

Gurugram society declared containment zone after 20 test positive for Covid

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Sumedha Sharma
Tribune News Service
Gurugram, February 28

After almost a gap of two months, Gurugram has gone ahead with cluster containment after 20 residents of a posh condominium tested positive for coronavirus.

The residents, most of whom are elderly, belong to IREO Victory Valley in sector 67. It is suspected that the contagion spread after a birthday party hosted by a resident at a restaurant. The health authorities, however, are yet to confirm the development.

According to residents, around seven people contracted the infection after a group of 22-25 attended the party on February 7. Soon 12 others also tested positive.

“There are 20 active cases in the condominium as of now. They tested positive on different dates. We cannot confirm the source of the infection.

The party was hosted on February 7 and the first case was detected on February 19,” chief medical officer (CMO) Virender Yadav said.

The health department has collected more than 700 samples so far and are conducting contact tracing. Covid restrictions have been imposed in society mandating strict social distancing and suspension of the majority of outdoor activities or gathering.

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