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Coronavirus Pandemic: Doctor shuts clinic after finding he had treated COVID-19 patient earlier

Coronavirus Pandemic: Doctor shuts clinic after finding he had treated COVID-19 patient earlier

Upon realising that he had come in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient, a doctor from Kalina has shut down his clinic for an indefinite period. The doctor learned that the patient had a travel history after taking consultation the patient tested positive for coronavirus. The patient had recently been to Italy.

Dr Abdul Khalique, who runs a clinic in Kalina, Santacruz told PTI that the man had reached Mumbai on March 18 and had visited his clinic the next day. The doctor then asked him to get himself checked at Kasturba Hospital. However, his test reports came negative and he visited the doctor again on March 20 and 21, complaining of cold, cough, and body pain.  

"His ill health continued and he got himself tested and he was found to be infected with the novel coronavirus. I got a call from the BMC today inquiring about this patient. I have now shut my clinic, but am worried thinking about whether he has spread the virus to people he met in the last few days," Dr Abdul said.

The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has spiked in the last 24 hours. As of March 25, 2020, 119 cases have been recorded. Out of which, three cases have their lives. The city of Mumbai records the highest count of 48 cases, while Pune follows with 19 cases.

In order to contain further spread of the coronavirus, the PM Narendra Modi on March 24 announced a country-wide lockdown for 21 days. He requested people to stay at home asking them to leave only if necessary. 

A day earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had imposed a statewide curfew allowing only the functioning of essential services in the state. CM Uddhav Thackeray also addressed the people on March 25, 2020, and appealed to not panic and stay home. He assured that necessary arrangements have been made for the essential services across the state.

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