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Coronavirus: How a game of cards ended up infecting 38 people in Andhra Pradesh

Feeling bored, the driver invited neighbours and friends for a game of cards while his wife invited womenfolk from nearby houses
  • The incident has been reported from Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada city
  • A graffiti made on a road depicting the Coronavirus as an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of staying at home during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, at Control room center in Vijayawada on Sunday. (ANI Photo)Premium
    A graffiti made on a road depicting the Coronavirus as an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of staying at home during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, at Control room center in Vijayawada on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

    VIJAYAWADA : Playing game of cards and hosting parties to kill time during the nationwide lockdown, two truck driver in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada city spread coronavirus to as many as 38 persons, officials said on Sunday.

    One of them infected 24 people while organising a game of cards at his house and inviting his neighbours and friends to join in. According to officials, he had gone to Kolkata in West Bengal to ferry some goods and returned to the city on April 4 via Odisha.

    Feeling bored, the driver invited neighbours and friends for a game of cards while his wife invited womenfolk from nearby houses.

    When the truck driver tested positive, officials questioned him and came to know about his activities since his return home. Those who came in contact with him were screened and most found infected.

    Another driver spread the virus to 14 people. Investigations revealed that he had gone to Dubai and returned via Sri Lanka and Chennai last month. Without observing home quarantine, he attended parties and thus spread of virus.

    Vijayawada is a hotspot in the state and it accounts for more than 100 of the 177 positive cases reported so far in Krishna district.

    District collector Imtiyaz Ahmed said unless people cooperate in checking the spread of coronavirus, government efforts alone can't yield the desired results.

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    Published: 26 Apr 2020, 01:43 PM IST
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