Jaipur: The wife of the Italian tourist found to have been infected with coronavirus also tested positive for the virus here on Tuesday and his samples are being sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for another test, an official said.
“The wife of the Italian tourist also developed symptoms and samples were collected. The report indicates positive signs of the virus in her. For further confirmation, we are sending her sample to the NIV, Pune,” the official of the Rajasthan Health Department said.
The Italian couple has been kept in isolation at the Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Hospital.
The first sample collected from the tourist on Saturday had tested negative, but his condition ever since has deteriorated and a second sample was collected, which tested positive on Monday.
According to a travel agent, the 69-year-old man came with his group from Udaipur on 28 February and checked into Hotel Ramada in Jaipur. In the night, he complained of breathlessness, and was taken to a private hospital where he was kept overnight, IANS reported.
According to IANS, officials said that a guide informed them that it was a 20-member group, which had come to Udaipur from Italy. Thereafter, they came to Jaipur and all his other 19 tour members then went to Agra.