8 new Covid cases recorded in one day in Telangana


In a swift development late on Wednesday night, 8 new Covid cases were found in one single day taking the total number of positive cases to 13 in Telangana state.

According to the details revealed by the health Minister Etela Rajender, 7 preachers from Karimnagar were brought to the Gandhi hospital for treatment late on Wednesday night who were detected positive along with a 59-year-old person from Indonesia.

However, in a late-night bulletin issued by the department stated that the person is not an Indian and does not belong to Telangana. He is a citizen of Indonesia. He said to have arrived by Sampath Kranti express train from New Delhi. He got down at Ramagudem railway station and reached Karimnagar by road. Efforts are on to identify the passengers who travelled with him in the bogie said to be around 85 people. His Primary contacts were traced and quarantined. The process of tracking secondary contacts has been initiated and data is awaited, said the bulletin.

It also confirmed that a 22 years old unmarried male resident of Medchal studying BBA at Scotland, UK was found positive on Wednesday. He went to Scotland in November 2019. He started from Scotland on March 14 and reached Shamshabad airport in Hyderabad at 5.30 am on March 16 and reached his home by 6.30 am and spent whole with his 3 family members at home. The next day on March 17, he came to Gandhi Hospital with cough and fever. His total identified contact are 4 and his inflight information of passengers is awaited, the note said.