Italy-returned Odisha youth admitted to SCB for suspected coronavirus symptoms

Cuttack: A youth returned from Italy with suspected coronavirus symptoms was admitted to the isolation ward at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today. The youth, a resident of Cuttack and engineer by profession had gone to Italy for research and returned home on March 2.

After the youth suffered from cold and cough, he went to the SCB hospital for medical examination.

Authorities of SCB hospital said blood samples of the youth will be sent to RMRC, Bhubaneswar for tests tomorrow.

An official of Health department said a total of two persons with suspected coronavirus symptoms have been admitted to the SCB hospital. Of them blood samples of one person tested negative. The concerned person has been kept under observation till March 18.

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