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The wife of an Italian tourist found to have been infected with coronavirus also tested positive for the virus in Jaipur on Tuesday.

Her samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for another test.

The reports are expected to come on Wednesday.

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The Italian couple has been kept in isolation at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital in Jaipur.

Meanwhile, according to reports, chief secretary D B Gupta said the state Health department is on alert.

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Necessary directions have been given to the department’s officials and rapid response teams have been formed, he was quoted as saying.

These teams will conduct surveys among people living within three km radius of the SMS Hospital, he said.

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According to another official, hotels have been asked to inform the health department in case any tourist falls sick.

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