Puducherry, May 6 : Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao on Wednesday said that there were no new Coronavirus positive cases reported in the Union Territory. Talking to news persons here, the Minister said that a person tested positive for Coronavirus in Mahe region of the UT and admitted in a hospital earlier had tested negative on Tuesday and he will be tested further today also.
If the patient's test result found negative today also, he will be discharged from the hospital. Similarly, tests on two patients tested positive for Coronavirus and admitted in the Government medical college here will be conducted on Thursday. In case of the result of the patients found negative, they will be tested again on May 8. If their result came negative, they will be discharged, Mr Rao said. He said people began to maintain some restraint accepting the request of the Chief Minister in view of the serious nature of positive cases reported in adjoining Tamil Nadu districts of Villupuram and Cuddalore. Not much crowd could be seen on the road today, the Minister said.
Health Secretary Prasanth Kumar Panda urged the people to download the ‘Arogya Setu’ app in large numbers. This will help in contact tracing, he said, adding that all hospitals should ensure that the patients coming to the hospital download the app. There is no community spread of COVID 19 in the UT, he said. Director of Medical Services (DMS) Dr Mohan Kumar said that a fruit vendor who was in Puducherry tested positive in Theni (Tamil Nadu) and is being treated there. Five of his contacts were traced and were quarantined in the Government medical college, he said adding that the persons the five had in touch are being traced and will be quarantined. Stressing that all should download the ArogyaSetu app, Dr Kumar said so far 92,000 people had downloaded the app in Puducherry. (UNI)