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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