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New Delhi, April 26, 2020
The Hindu Rao Hospital here run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has been temporarily shut after a nurse tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
"The hospital is closed for entry and exit to ensure that no identified contacts leave. We do not want any new patients to come till everything is fully sanitized," NDMC Commissioner Varsha Joshi said.
She said the nurse's contacts have been identified and are being tested. They will be kept in quarantine.
"Other contacts who were not in the hospital will also be tested and quarantined separately," she added.
Commissioner Joshi said the admitted patients are being looked after and the management will later take a call on when the hospital will be reopened for new patients.
Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed cases in the country crossed the 26,000 mark. The national capital has the third highest cases in the country at 2,625, with 54 deaths.