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COVID-19: 5 Saudis found positive in Delhi, shifted to pvt hospital

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By NS Desk 11-Apr-2020

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Five Saudi Arabia nationals staying at a hotel in Delhi were found coronavirus positive and have since been admitted in a private hospital, an official said on Saturday.

"When coronavirus symptoms were noticed in them, their samples were sent for test. On April 10, the five were found coronavirus positive. Thereafter, the Saudi Arabia Embassy was informed. They have been shifted to Max Saket Hospital by the Embassy," the senior Delhi government officer said.

Additional District Magistrate D Karthikeyan said that the Deputy Commissioner of Police and the Chief Medical officer of south Delhi had been informed about the development.

Karthikeyan said: "... the five Saudi nationals were staying at Hotel Holiday Inn."

He urged officers concerned to regularly monitor the five patients as per health protocol.

Many other embassies and High Commissions have airlifted their nationals to their respective countries. Those left in India are being tested as per the protocol.

"Wherever required, these embassies get in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs after which medical facilities are immediately provided," said a senior IAS officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

--IANS

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