Coronavirus: Jogindernagar reports new case; state tally now 41

Patient used e-pass to enter state on April 29; active cases in Himachal now two

Coronavirus: Jogindernagar reports new case; state tally now 41

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Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 3

A 30-year-old man from Jogindernagar tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, officials said. 

The patient, who works at a telecom multinational company in Delhi, entered the state using an e-pass on April 29.

He is now undergoing treatment at Ner Chowk Medical College.

The development comes amid fears that issuing e-passes for people to enter the state could bring in more infections.

Monday’s development takes the number active COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh to two from a total of 41.

Some 40,000 Himachalis living outside the state have been allowed to enter using e-passes in the past one week alone.  

Of these, some 19,883 people had applied to use government transport because they did not have their own.

E-pass applications of 9,402 people are still unprocessed, while 3.60 lakh people have applied for e-pass for movement within the state, of which one lakh have been issued passes. 

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