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Coronavirus Outbreak: A 72-year-old man tested positive, hunt for co-passengers on

The man who has been tested positive for COVID-19 alighted at Bhatkal in Karnataka the next and had undergone tests in Udipi. The passenger had returned from Dubai.

Coronavirus Outbreak: A 72-year-old man tested positive, hunt for co-passengers on
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A 72-year-old man who boarded the train at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) was tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19. Now, the state officials are trying to trace three co-passengers who travelled in the CSMT-Mangaluru express on March 18. 

The man who has been tested positive for COVID-19 alighted at Bhatkal in Karnataka the next and had undergone tests in Udipi. The passenger had returned from Dubai.

Konkan Railway (KR) chief Public relations officer LK Verma informed that 20 passengers had ended their journey in Maharashtra. Of the 20 passengers, the contact details and list of 17 passengers have been provided to the state health officials. 

However, the three passengers had alighted at Ratnagiri failed to provide their contact details at the time of booking tickets, the officials informed. 

“The Dubai-returned man had travelled in S3 coach on berth number 49. We do not know if he had a ‘home quarantine’ stamp on the back of his palm after leaving the airport,” a senior KR official was quoted in a Times of India report. 

Earlier, the BMC has made it mandatory for all flyer coming from abroad to be stamped on their left hand so that they can be traced in case they escape the compulsory self-quarantine or home quarantine for 14 days. 

Passengers in S3 coach who had occupied berths 12-14, 33-36, 43, 45, 46, 50, 51 and 63 had alighted the train at Ratnagiri while those on berths 1-3, 6, 9, 10 and 63 got off at Kankavli. The passenger on berths 12, 13 and 14 are untraceable, an official informed while adding that people on berth 50 and 51 were closest to the affected passenger and they need to get their tests done urgently as they are at high risk of contracting the coronavirus. 

Maharashtra has become the worst-hit state with 124 active cases of the coronavirus with four deaths. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a nationwide lockdown for 21-days in order to tackle the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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