Varanasi: Following the detection of COVID-19 cases and one death in Varanasi, curfew has been clamped in specific localities in the jurisdictions of four police stations including Dashashwamedh, Bhelupur, Mirzamurad and Lohata on Sunday. Besides, some localities in Shivpur police station area have also been isolated.
According to the district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma, curfew has been clamped in Madanpura in Dashaswamedh police station area, Bajardiha in Bhelupur area, Gangapur in Mirzamurad area and Lohta. Curfew is not effective in other areas except these four localities. The step has been taken for necessary exercises like screening of people and sanitization of the areas.
A 55-year-old man of Gangapur area died at the Sir Sunderlal Hospital of Banaras Hindu University on April 3, while his test report came positive for COVID-19 after his death on Saturday. He had returned home from Kolkata on March 15. After suffering from cold on March 27, he consulted two private doctors for treatment. The doctors referred him to BHU, where he was kept in ICU. According to his ailment history, he was a patient of blood pressure and diabetes. As initial sample gave no result, his second sample was taken and he was found COVID-19 positive. The samples of all 10 members of his family were taken for testing and they were quarantined.
One woman of Bajardiha, who had returned from Umra, was also tested positive for COVID-19. Besides, one attendee of Tablighi Jamaat was tested positive in Madanpura area and another person of Lohta area, who had returned from Moradabad, also tested positive on Saturday.
Another positive case was reported on Sunday morning, when the test report of a 42-year-old woman of Bajardiha was received. She had gone for Umra with her husband. They had returned home by train on March 16. She is also a patient of tuberculosis (TB) patient. However, her husband was tested negative.