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Delhi: 72 families quarantined after food delivery agent tests Covid-19 +ve


Team Udayavani, Apr 16, 2020, 2:54 PM IST

New Delhi: If you are thinking of placing an online order for food during the coronavirus pandemic, then you should spare a moment to think about the risks involved.

As many as 72 families in Delhi have been asked to quarantine themselves after a 19-year-old teen who had home-delivered their food orders tested positive for coronavirus.

The boy who is employed at a restaurant in Malviya Nagar in south Delhi does not have any travel history and it is suspected that he may have got the virus while delivering food to an infected person/family. The delivery agent took ill last Sunday and is now being treated at government-run RML hospital.

Nearly 72 families in areas like Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar and Savitri Nagar where he had home-delivered food in the span of last 15 days have been home quarantined and are being monitored, informed BM Mishra, district collector, south Delhi.

Apart from these families 17 delivery boys who came in contact with the infected teen have been quarantined at a facility in Chhattarpur.

Meanwhile the restaurant where the teen was employed has shut business for next 14 days. In a statement, it said it had maintained all COVID-19 protocol but a delivery partner had been infected. “After all precautions and vigilance, in an unfortunate turn of events, a delivery partner of our Malviya Nagar kitchen in South Delhi had tested COVID positive yesterday. We have shared all required information with authorities and they have reached out to all customers who had come in indirect contact with the affected,” the restaurant said.

“While we serve the society, one of our delivery partners has taken the hit. We stand by him and are doing everything to support him,” added the eatery.

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