AGENCIES, New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old pizza delivery boy in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar area has tested positive for contagious COVID-19. He has been sent to quarantine. 72 families whom the pizza delivery boy had visited have also been asked to quarantine themselves.
The pizza delivery boy is a resident of Savitri Nagar area in Malviya Nagar, south Delhi. Reportedly, he was showing symptoms of coronavirus for around 20 days when he was finally tested recently. His COVID-19 test results came on April 14.
In the last 15 days that he worked, he delivered to 72 families in areas like Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar and Savitri Nagar. These families have been home quarantined and are being monitored, according to BM Mishra, district collector, south Delhi.
Apart from these families, 17 other pizza delivery boys who worked with him have also been put under institutional quarantine.
Food delivery service provider Zomato has issued a clarification saying some of the deliveries made by the concerned restaurant were done via Zomato. “We are not sure whether the rider was infected at the time of delivery,” the Zomato statement said.
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