WHO team in Tonk Rajasthan as corona cases jump from 4 to 16 in a day. Image Source: IANS News

Jaipur, April 3 : A team from the World Health Organisation, on Friday, arrived in Rajasthan's Tonk district to survey the situation as Covid -19 cases alarmingly spiked from 4 to 16 within 24 hours District Collector K.K. Sharma told IANS: "WHO team, as per my knowledge, has already arrived here with its doctors who shall carry out a survey in the district." Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin pilot said: "There has been a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state in last 24 hours with an increase in the number of positive cases reported from Tonk. Given this critical situation, a team from WHO will visit and conduct a survey in Tonk today." "We will strictly adhere and follow the report and guidelines as submitted by WHO. Prevention and containment of the virus spread is the our utmost priority. If we act responsibly, the spread of the virus can be controlled," he said.

Corona positive cases on Friday, jumped to 154 in state out of which 16 cases are from Tonk.

Twelve out of these 16 have been reported on Friday, worrying the health officials. They confirmed that 2 samples were still awaited. Seven among these 12 are all contacts of Tablighi Jamaat persons, said additional chief secretary health-Rohit Kumar Singh adding that the first four cases were reported from this district on Wednesday who were all members of Tablikhi Jamat who had visited a religious event in Delhi in mid March.

-- The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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