New Delhi: Even as the national capital is dealing with the fallout of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation held earlier this month amid the coronavirus scare, Delhi on Tuesday reported its second case of a mohalla (community) clinic doctor testing positive for COVID-19. Also Read - Govt Cracks Down on Foreigners Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Event; Markaz Denies Violating Lockdown Norms - Top Developments
The doctor was serving in a mohalla clinic in northeast Delhi’s Babarpur and has tested positive for the infection, news agency ANI has reported. Following the development, a notice was stuck outside the clinic, urging patients, who had visited the clinic between March 12-20, to self-quarantine at home for the next 15 days. Also Read - Tablighi Jamaat Meet: '24 Present at Markaz Building Tested COVID-19 Positive,' Confirms Delhi Government
In the earlier case, which was reported last week, a doctor working in a mohalla clinic in Maujpur had tested positive for the virus, following which 900 people who had come into contact with him were quarantined. The infection was transmitted when a woman, who had returned from Saudi Arabia, visited the clinic.
The woman had visited the clinic on March 12, transmitting the infection to the doctor, his wife, daughter and five others. Those who visited the clinic or came into contact with the doctor, between 12-18 March, were quarantined.
Babarpur, from where the current case has been reported, is about a kilometre away from Maujpur.
Till Monday night, Delhi had registered 97 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one casualty-an elderly woman who was the country’s second fatality due to coronavirus.