COVID19 screening
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Four people, who were engaged in the screening of passengers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad, tested positive for COVID19 in Telangana.

According to media reports, these people are among the total 67 positive cases registered in the state.

On Saturday, Telangana registered the first COVID19 death after a 74-year-old man with travel history to Delhi passed away at a private hospital.

A media report quoted Telangana health minister Eatala Rajender as saying during a press conference on Saturday evening: “Six people tested positive for coronavirus (COVID19) today and there are a total of 67 cases in the state.”

He also informed that 10 of the people have tested negative once and a second test is to be conducted to confirm if they are not infected, which would reduce the total to 55.

Rajender also said the four health people, who were engaged at RGIA and tested positive for COVID19, have been undergoing treatment in isolation wards.

The minister also informed that a family member of one of that affected personnel also contracted the deadly virus.

Earlier, an airport official, who went to Mumbai from Gujarat, tested positive for COVID19.

The 74-year-old man, who died of the disease, was admitted to the hospital when he complained of pneumonia. He reportedly did not respond to the treatment and later breathed his last.

After his death on Thursday, a test confirmed that he was infected with COVID19.

The man was hailing from Khairatabad in Hyderabad.

The authorities have traced the contacts of the deceased and they have also been kept in isolation, said Eatala Rajender.

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