Delhi government hospital doctor tests positive for COVID-19

A Delhi government-run hospital was shut down today after a doctor tested positive for coronavirus. The hospital building’s OPD, offices and labs have been shut and are being sanitized, say officials.

Those who came in contact with the doctor are also being quarantined. The doctor may have contracted COVID-19 from relatives who had returned from UK, said the hospital.

“The doctor’s brother and sister-in-law had just returned from the UK and he may have been infected,” said the hospital administrator BL Sherwal.

This is not the first case wherein doctors in the national capital have been tested positive for coronavirus.

Earlier, two Mohalla Clinic doctors were tested positive with coronavirus in a single week. One of them was tested COVID-19 positive after he came in contact with a woman who returned from Saudi Arabia, at his clinic in northeast Delhi.

Meanwhile, the other doctor in Babarpur’s community clinic also tested positive with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.

Delhi has close to 100 coronavirus case, including two deaths.