• Covid - 19 News: India: TotalCases: 6,97,413; Recovered: 4,24,433 ; Deceased: 19,693; Telangana: TotalCases: 23,902; Recovered: 12,703; Deceased: 295.
Latest News

Panic grips Malkajgiri after barber tests positive for covid19

eTelangana.org | Published: 2nd June 2020 | Posted Date: Tuesday 2nd June 2020 05:25 PM

Hyderabad: Days after barber shops were reopened in the city, the first case of a barber testing positive for covid-19 has emerged in the city.

The 48-year-old who owns the salon at Hanumanpet, Mallikarjunanagar, in Malkajgiri, and has two employees, opened a week ago. He had a fever and cough when he started work, but it was on Saturday morning that he suspected these could be Covid-19 symptoms and went for a check-up at a private hospital.

The hospital referred him to Fever Hospital in Nallakunta, where his samples were collected and sent for testing. On Sunday afternoon, the test came back positive.

The result was not intimated to the health department but the details were uploaded on the website by the Fever Hospital. Upon checking the data, the health department barricaded his house on Sunday at around 4.30 pm. The barricade was removed at 12.30 pm on Monday. The patient is undergoing treatment at Nature Cure hospital in Begumpet.

Tracing of persons who came in contact with the barber began and nine primary and secondary contacts, including his 40-year-old wife and 23-year-old son and his two employees and a five-year-old.

The barber has not revealed the names of his customers, though over 50 persons had a haircut or shave in the shop since he returned to work.

C Vijay Kumar, a resident of Malkajgiri, said that the removal of the barricade has created panic among residents. Even the medical camp at the spot has been shifted in less than 24 hours. "I spoke to the GHMC official in Malkajgiri about the removal of the medical camp and barricade but he says he cannot do anything about it and it is the people’s responsibility to take care of themselves,” Mr Kumar said.

When Deccan Chronicle asked health officials to comment, they said 20 medical teams had conducted a fever survey of residents living in a one-kilometre radius of the shop. After collecting the health details and phone numbers of the residents, the medical camp and barricade were removed.

However, some residents in the one-kilometre radius said that no medical staff had visited their homes and collected any data.



Mancherial: School owner invents low-cost solar weeder

An MSc (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Education graduate, he ventured into organic farming in his two acre agriculture field since his school was closed due to the lockdown for the past four months.

Coronavirus India updates, July 6: Cases inch closer to 7-lakh mark; death toll nears 20,000

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker India Updates: With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 4,24,432 in the country, while one patient has migrated. There are 2,53,287 active coronavirus cases in the country, the data showed.

COVID-19 relief didn’t reach Jan Dhan accounts of many Telangana women: Survey

While some of them claimed they had received money for only one or two months out of three, others said they had not received any funds.

Waive power bills for poor, says TPCC president Uttam

Waive power bills for poor, says TPCC president Uttam

Curbing Covid transmission in Telangana a big task

On June 5, the number of active Covid-19 patients was at 1,550 and by July 5 it rose to 10,457.

Telangana’s reluctance to test leaves it way behind Andhra

Andhra Pradesh crosses 10 lakh mark while Telangana has conducted only 10 per cent of that number

Hyderabad man suspected to have COVID-19 dies allegedly by suicide

The native of West Bengal, residing in Hyderabad, did not visit Gandhi Hospital to get tested after he was denied admission at a private hospital, say police.

Over 8 lakh Indians may be forced to leave as Kuwait approves expat quota bill

The legal and legislative committee of Kuwait's National Assembly has approved the draft expat quota bill, according to which Indians should not exceed 15% of the population.

Techie's agony continues as Arogya Setu, health officials disagree on his COVID-19 status

“Why are there two versions? Why can’t we get a COVID negative report? Why is one having to wait for a call and then assume it is negative? There are many questions unanswered,” added the patient

India, China troops start stepping back at Galwan; movement also expected at Gogra, Hot Springs

However, in Pangong Tso, including the area between Finger 4 and Finger 8 where the Chinese have ramped up their presence since May, the de-escalation process is yet to be ascertained.

Telangana to give extra 5 kg free rice to card holders

Going a step beyond the Centre with regard to providing free foodgrains to the poor, the Telangana government would distribute double the quantity promised by Union government.

'KCR can go to farmhouse, but where will Hyd residents go?' Union Min Kishan Reddy

Kishan Reddy said that despite support from the Centre, the Telangana government failed to tackle the situation in the city.

comments powered by Disqus