Lakshadweep reports first ever COVID case, Centre sends team

56 contacts traced, quarantined

Lakshadweep reports first ever COVID case, Centre sends team

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 19

Lakshadweep reported its first ever case of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The index case is a traveller who had come to Lakshadweep from Kochi in Kerala on January 4 by a ship. The case had reported to hospital with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 and was tested positive. Initially, 31 primary contacts of the index case have been traced and quarantined of which 14 have now been found to be positive and have been isolated.

56 contacts of positive cases detected so far have also been traced and quarantined.

The UT Administration has initiated disinfection procedures and intensive risk-communication activity has been operationalised. The centre has also sent an expert team to Lakshadweep to help in containment.

Lakshadweep had so far remained COVID free despite a whole year of virus transmission across India.

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