72 families in Delhi go quarantine after pizza delivery boy tests positive for Covid-19

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Seventy two families in a locality in Delhi's south district have gone into self-quarantine after a delivery boy working for a famous pizza chain tested positive for Covid-19.

The families were asked to observe self-quarantine by South Delhi district magistrate B.M Mishra following a detailed trail of each house where food was delivered by the pizza chain outlet, said a Times of India report.

The district magistrate said that 16 employees at the outlet were quarantined immediately after the delivery boy was tested positive on Tuesday. He is now undergoing treatment in a hospital while the others who came in his contact are being monitored on a daily basis.

"We have found that 72 houses had taken delivery from that outlet and hence everyone has been told to follow precautionary measures and be under self- quarantine," Mishra told IANS.

He added that there was no need to panic, as he had informed all the delivery boys to use masks and follow the safety measures while executing a delivery. But the decision to send all contact persons to quarantine was 'necessary' as a precautionary measure.

Some of the orders from this outlet were also made through food delivery giant Zomato, which said that while all colleagues of the delivery boy have tested negative, as a precautionary measure, the restaurant has now suspended operations for the time being.

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