Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma said late on Wednesday evening that a couple and their three-year-old daughter who returned from Italy 10 days ago has been tested positive for coronavirus.
The minister said a decision had been taken to impose curfew in the one-kilometre radius to prevent the infection from spreading. People who live in this area have been told not to come out of their houses, he said. The three cases were reported in Jhunjhunu, about 140 km north of state capital Jaipur.
A state government official said the man, 33, his wife, 30, and their three-year-old daughter are being treated by a team of doctors.
Dr SK Kaler, Principal Medical Officer of Jhunjhunu district, told HT that the family had returned from Italy on March 8 and had been placed under observation.
“They showed symptoms of the virus and were admitted in the government hospital in Jhunjhunu on Tuesday. Their samples were taken on Tuesday and sent to SMS hospital in Jaipur for testing,” Dr Kaler said.
He described the condition of three patients as stable.