BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: The 18-year-old Kolkata boy, who became the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the state of West Bengal on Tuesday, had twice denied going to Beliaghata ID Hospital and getting himself tested for the deadly COVID-19. The youth had returned from UK on March 15 and got himself admitted at Beliaghata ID Hospital on March 17, where he was tested positive of coronavirus.
The boy, who travelled from UK to Kolkata, was first asked by the Kolkata airport authorities to go and get himself checked at Beliaghata ID hospital for coronavirus symptoms. Later, when the family took him to MR Bangur Hospital, the doctor there told him the same. At MR Bangur, the patient, who is the son of a bureaucrat at Nabanna was checked by a doctor and an attendant.
However, his family finally got the youth admitted at Beliaghata ID Hospital on Tuesday where he tested positive for coronavirus. The boy is the first coronavirus patient in West Bengal. His parents and drivers are also in quarantine.
Soon after the news spread that the mother of the youth is a bureaucrat, who had been in contact with Nabanna officials, the 14-storey the state secretariat is being sanitised since Wednesday morning. The state government is also on the hunt to trace the people the boy, his parents and drivers came in touch with.
Meanwhile, social media has gone berserk ever since the news that the UK-returned Kolkata youth, who tested positive for coronavirus wasted two days without getting himself admitted at Beliaghata ID Hospital. The netizens are blaming the mother and the boy for their irresponsible behaviour and how they have spread the disease among other Kolkata dwellers.
The number of positive coronavirus cases in the country reached 147 on Wednesday. Three people died and 14 recovered so far.