PUNE: Twenty-two members of a family from the densely populated Satav Vasti of Wagholi tested positive for Covid-19 days after attending a wedding in Pune, prompting the authorities to send 48 of their contacts in home quarantine while declaring the locality a containment zone.
Health officials said while most of the 22 patients were asymptomatic and stable. “The family had been to a wedding in the Pune municipal limits over the weekend. Some of them started showing Covid-19 symptoms after returning to Satav Vasti. When tested over the last few days, 22 of them came positive,” said an official from the Haveli block development office.
Despite restrictions, locals said, people were still out and about in the large markets. “I went out to buy essentials at the open weekly market nearby and found that people were still out and about freely. Some were not even wearing masks,” said Soumyadeep Roy, who lives near Kesnand Phata, a short distance from Satav Vasti.