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COVID-19: Nine-months pregnant wife of infected doctor tests positive

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After a doctor of AIIMS, Delhi, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, his 9-months-pregnant wife has also tested positive, officials at the hospital said. She has been isolated and her delivery will take place at AIIMS, officials said.

“We will take all precautions to deliver the baby and proper treatment protocol would be followed by doctors here. They will wear PPE and all equipment will be disinfected,” they said.

The senior resident doctor from the Physiology Department, who was posted at Emergency, has now been admitted to the new private ward of the hospital and all those who had come in contact with him are being screened and advised home-quarantine accordingly.

The family members of the doctor were also being screened and their samples will be tested, official sources said earlier, adding further contact-tracing has been initiated.

The source of the infection is yet to be ascertained but official sources said the doctor does not have any foreign travel history so far.

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