Second confirmed coronavirus case in Jharkhand

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    Ranchi, April 2 (IANS) Jharkhand has got its second confirmed case of coronavirus as a 50-year-old man of Hazaribagh district has been tested positive.

    The man had attended a marriage party in Kolkata. His sample was sent to Rajendra Institute of Medcial Science (RIMS), Ranchi for test. On Thursday his sample was found positive. He will be brought to Ranchi for treatment.

    Earlier a Muslim woman who had come Ranchi along with her husband from Malaysia was tested was tested. She was part of 24 Muslims who were hiding in a Ranchi mosque and they were sent in quarantine. Of the 24 Muslims 19 were foreigners.

    A screening team of health department was sent to Hindpiri for conducting tests of the people had to face protest from Muslim community members. The Malaysian woman tested positive had visited many homes of Hindpiri. The medical team was forced to return.

    Curfew has been also imposed by the administration in Hindpiri. After the team reached the area, residents of Hindpiri did not agree to undergo any test and created a scene. The efforts of districts administration to pacify them failed.

    –IANS

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