Puducherry, May 24 : Five more CoronaVirus (COVID 19) positive cases were reported in the Union Territory of Puducherry, taking the total active cases to 29, Health minister Malladi Krishna Rao said.
Talking to news persons of the 25 cases yesterday,one was discharged from the government Medical College here. So far 41 persons were affected by the virus in the entire union territory of which 12 were recovered and discharged, the minister said. He said till 50 days of the lock down Puducherry was having three or four cases and suddenly there was a spurt in the active cases because of the arrival of international passengers belonging to Puducherry and workers from other states. Following this Chief Minister Narayanasamy convened a high level official meeting yesterday and discussed the matter.It was decided to further increase border surveillance, Mr Rao said. (UNI)