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Man who returned from Iran tests positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan; total cases rises to 60

JAIPUR: A 41-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus in Rajasthan on Monday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 60, an official said.

The man is a resident of Ladakh and had been evacuated from Iran.

He had landed at the Jodhpur airport on March 25.

The man was in a quarantine facility and developed symptoms.

He tested positive (for coronavirus) on Monday, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said.

He added that the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state has risen to 60.

Rajasthan is under lockdown since March 22 and massive survey and screening is underway, officials said.

A batch of 277 people, evacuated from Iran, had landed at the Jodhpur airport in Rajasthan last Wednesday.

Upon preliminary screening of the evacuees, mostly pilgrims, conducted at the airport, they were taken to the Army Wellness Facility set up at the Jodhpur Military Station.