Agra: Now, vegetable sellers are facing the wrath of Covid-19 in the city. In the last 10 days, at least 28 vegetable sellers have tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Majority of the vegetable sellers who have tested positive are clueless about the source of their infection. The contact surveillance team is trying to ascertain the chain of contacts, while the health department is engaged in large-scale screening in the affected area where these vegetable sellers reside and do their business.

Senior superintendent of police Babloo Kumar said, “Most of the infected vegetable sellers are from Basai and Tajganj-based mandi. People who came in contact with these vegetable sellers have been quarantined. Doorstep delivery of packed vegetables has been started.”

Superintendent of police (city) Rohan Botre said, “We had conducted a pool test of 160 street vendors including vegetable sellers, grocery store owners and others. The test concluded that over 24 vegetable sellers were infected with Covid-19.”

 

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