NEW DELHI: A pizza delivery boy in Delhi tested positive for the coronavirus. The District Magistrate South has ordered residents of about 72 houses to live in quarantine.
There are 11,270 active coronavirus cases in India, more than 448 people have died while 1,777 have recovered. Delhi has 1,578 confirmed cases.
Twenty more delivery boys are being sent into quarantine in Chhattarpur, according to the international news agency. Reports said the boy was in touch with those 20 delivery men.
Sources also said the employee has no travel history. He may have contracted the virus, however, when delivering food to an infected family. Or he may have contracted COVID-19 at a hospital he previously visited.
Since the news came out nearby residents were told to self-isolate in Hauz Khas and Nagar districts.
Food company Zomato said they did not know whether the patient had given the meal in Malviya Nagar to “a few customers.”
It was stated, “Some of these orders were placed on Zomato. We are not sure whether the rider was infected at the time of delivery.”
“COVID-19 could happen to anyone – and it is near impossible for all of us to completely isolate ourselves, especially when we need outside support for essentials such as food…We believe that none of our riders should and would knowingly keep working if they knew they were infected with COVID-19,” it stated.