Trainee IFS officer is first case of COVID-19 in Uttarakhand, admitted in AIIMS, Rishikesh

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Dehradun / Rishikesh, March 15: 26- year-old trainee Indian Forest Service officer (IFS) has been found infected with the novel corona virus disease (COVID-19).

However, it is first case of COVID-19 in Uttarakhand within 24 hours of the disease being declared a pandemic in the state.

 A corona patient is a trainee IFS officer at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) who recently returned from a foreign tour. The victim has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh this evening.

State Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar apprised that a team of some trainee IFS officers had gone on a foreign tour to Spain. A team of trainee officers had returned from Spain two days earlier.

However, samples of all these officers were sent to Haldwani Lab for examination but one of these traineeโ€™s samples has come up with positive report who has been admitted to AIIMS in Rishikesh for treatment.

According to Public Relation Officer, AIIMS, Rishikesh Harish Thapliyal, 25 samples of corona virus have been sent by the Uttarakhand Health Department so far, while 17 samples were sent by AIIMS.

Out of 17 samples of corona virus only one has been reported positive. The patient has been told to be an IFS trainee at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun, who had recently returned to Dehradun from Spain. 16 samples have been found to be negative. After this, the Uttarakhand Health Department has issued an advisory to take precautionary measures against COVID-19.