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Chennai: Swiggy delivery boy tests positive for coronavirus

Thursday, April 30, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Chennai has been recording the highest number of coronavirus positive cases the city has ever witnessed in the last two days, despite the nationwide lockdown situation.

A Swiggy delivery boy in Chennai has now tested positive for the virus, and the news has been sending waves of panic among people. He is believed to have delivered food to over 100 order since the lock down began in the city and is currently isolated. All six of his family members have tested negative for the virus. Swiggy is reportedly coordinating with the state health department to trace the customers that the infected executive came in contact with. He had apparently contracted the virus from his 65-year-old father who had passed away on Wednesday. Earlier, a pizza delivery boy in Delhi tested positive for the virus and 72 families that he had delivered food to, had been quarantined. A source from Swiggy reportedly informed TNM, "We are aware of the unfortunate incident of one of our delivery partners in Chennai testing positive for COVID-19. As per the latest update, we are relieved that his brother and 5 other family members have all tested negative and have been cleared and are currently quarantined for safety. Following our predefined protocol, the delivery partner was immediately quarantined as soon as the incident was discovered and he is currently in the good care of health authorities."

As on April 30, a total of 33255 cases have been registered across India and 1081 people have died. Tamil Nadu has reported 2162 cases and 27 deaths.

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