NewsIndiaIndian Union Territory Lakshadweep reports first COVID-19 case

Indian Union Territory Lakshadweep reports first COVID-19 case



New Delhi (India): Lakshadweep reported its first case of COVID-19 on January 18, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The person had come to Lakshadweep from Kochi on January 4 and initially, 31 primary contacts of the case were traced and quarantined of which 14 tested positive and were isolated.

As many as 56 contacts of positive cases were traced and quarantined.

A Central multi-disciplinary team has been sent to Lakshadweep.

“A Central multi-disciplinary team comprising of experts from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry; National Institute of Virology, Pune and Regional Office of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare sent to Lakshadweep,” Health Ministry stated in an official release.

The UT Administration has initiated disinfection procedures and intensive risk-communication activity has been operationalized.


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