Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, May 18: The already rattled nerves of Jamshedpur citizens was further shaken with one more person reporting corona positive today. A 36-year old symptomatic man who hails from Bagunhatu under Sidgora police station had arrived on a truck upto Ranchi from Mumbai on May 15 and then availed of another truck to reach Jamshedpur. The point of consolation is that he went straight to the isolation centre at MGM Hospital where his samples checked at the MGM College revealed that the man was coronavirus positive. He was shifted to Tata Main Hospital’s COVID-19 Ward. The district administration has confirmed this case. Since the person reported straight to the MGM Hospital isolation ward, no place has been marked as a containment or buffer zone.
With the emergence of the first COVID-19 case in Chaibasa, West Singhbhum that had remained untouched thus far, became another district that added to 17 other corona positive districts. The person is a 22 year old youth from Gua and he arrived on May 14 from Chennai. He was sent to the quarantine centre at Chaibasa immediately upon his arrival in the district and he tested positive after his samples were checked.
So far, till the time of reporting, samples tested at the MGM College’s Department of Virology laboratory, revealed three positive cases including one each from Jamshedpur, Chaibasa and Hazaribag. The total number of coronavirus positives in East Singhbhum district with this new case has gone upto five. One student and another MNC staffer from Kolkata who had arrived from Kolkata by road reported positive, another from Kolkata with relations in Baridih had also tested positive. A Patamda resident who had returned from Chennai had also reported positive. Today’s report has pushed the count to five in the district.
The first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Jamshedpur on May 12 when a chartered accountant student, aged 24 and a female employee of a MNC, aged 28 both from Kolkata had returned home on May 8 evening on a private cab at Chakulia, around 80 km from of Jamshedpur become the first novel coronavirus positive cases to have surfaced from East Singhbhum district.
The third COVID-19 positive case was confirmed in Jamshedpur on Thursday, May 14. The third Jamshedpur patient had come to his in-laws place in Baridih, Jamshedpur from Kolkata and had been admitted to MGM Hospital in Sakchi. The Coronavirus patient was a migrant laborer and resident of Bihar who is saree trader in Kolkata.
The fourth coronavirus patient is a resident of Patamda near Jamshedpur, who arrived by the Sharamik Special train from Chennai had detrained at Ranchi Railway Station on May 13 and brought to Jamshedpur by bus by the district administration before being sent to the Mosabani quarantine centre, was tested coronavirus positive on May 15 and was shifted to Tata Main Hospital in the evening. Total positives in East Singhbhum now stand at five now. East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Ravi Shanker Shukla confirmed about the detection of the fifth case.
With Saraikela-Kharsawan the only district in Kolhan Region remaining untouched by the COVID shadow, people of the district are on their guard.
DC urged the residents of Jamshedpur to cooperate the administration in fighting the pandemic and appealed not to move out of the home without reason.