A youth, who recently returned from South Korea, was admitted to VIMSAR hospital in Odisha’s Sambalpur with suspected novel coronavirus symptoms.
The youth was reportedly working in a company in South Korea and had returned to his village on 22nd February. He is a resident of Hemagiri area in Sundargarh district. Since his return, he has shown flu-like symptoms which include fever, cold and cough.
The youth was admitted to Hemgir hospital in Sundergarh district on Monday and then referred to VIMSAR, Burla on Tuesday night keeping in view his stay in South Korea.
The doctors suspected him to have contracted the Coronavirus since almost all the symptoms matched the epidemic. A sample will be sent for examination, he will be kept under observation for 7 days.
A total of 109 persons who had returned to the state from novel coronavirus-affected countries since January 15 have been kept under home isolation.
Earlier, blood samples of all the seven persons suspected to be infected with coronavirus had tested negative.
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