Coronavirus update in India: Man with no international travel history tests positive; fourth case in West Bengal
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West Bengal got its fourth coronavirus case on Saturday when a man with no history of travelling abroad tested positive. This is the fourth case in the state.

The man who is a resident of Kolkata's Dumdum area was admitted to the hospital on the 16th. He has had symptoms such as fever and a dry cough from March 13.

A 57 year man is the 4th to get tested for Covid-19 on Friday.All 4 cases have been detected in one week.What is alarming is that the victim had no travel history.He was reported to have fever and had a dry cough since 13th March.He was admitted to hospital on 16th March.On 19th his situation intensified wigh acute respiratory distress syndrome after ehich he was put on ventilator.Doctors also suggested ECMO support in his case.

His samples were sent for testing to NICED and SSKM hospitals,where one sample was reported to be positive.The second sample came in on 21st March which also showed positive for corona virus.

The hospital where he os admitted,had taken proper protective measures for it's doctors and frontline healthcare workers who were dealing with the patient, who is currently in Isolation ICU.

Meanwhile West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ordered restaurants,pubs,hookah bars and parlours to be shut down from 22nd March 6:00am to 31st March as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the virus.

Mamata has also ordered for interstate buses and trains to be stopped from 22nd March till 31st March.Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a janta curfew on Sunday from 7:00am to 9:00pm,the West Bengal Chief Minister is imposing restrictions on her part too,keeping with similar restrictions ordered in other states.

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