Two Indians infected by coronavirus in New Delhi and Telangana, Health Ministry reveals

Two Indians infected by coronavirus in New Delhi and Telangana, Health Ministry reveals

  • New Delhi and Telangana reported two new cases of coronavirus.
  • Patients from Delhi and Telangana have travel history from Italy and Dubai.
  • The Ministry of Health in a statement said the patients are stable and being closely monitored.
Two more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been detected in the national capital New Delhi and Telangana, Hyderabad, the government confirmed. “The person from Delhi has travel history from Italy, while the one from Telangana has travel history from Dubai,” the release from the Ministry of Health stated.

While addressing the press, today(March 2), Harsh Vardhan, the health minister said, the China and Iran e-visa as of now stand cancelled and if the epidemic spreads “restrictions may be extended to other countries also.”

Screening for identification of coronavirus infected people is going on in India on a large scale at every airport, where almost 5,57,400 have been screened, Vadhan added in his statement.

The health ministry has said that both the patients are stable and are being closely monitored. It also said that the further details of their travels are being ascertained.

On February 27, the government of India on a special Air India flight evacuated 119 Indians, who were stranded onboard on a coronavirus hit cruise ship, Diamond Princess, in Japan.

Apart from that, the government has also rescued 76 Indians from China’s Wuhan region after two successful flights which evacuated more than 400 Indians from Wuhan, which is the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak.

The evacuated citizens were kept in the Indian Army facility in Manesar. The facility was divided into sectors, and further into barracks to keep the evacuated students segregated. A daily medical examination was conducted for all students at the medical facility in the Army area. All the staff and health care professionals were provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear at all times.

The deadly virus is spread over 70 countries and has so far infected more than 88,000 people, including over 80,000 in China. China alone reported 42 new fatalities from coronavirus, on Sunday(March 2), taking the death toll in the country to over 3,000.

Just three days ago, Health Minister of Kerala, KK Shailaja, announced that the three students who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus, have now been cured after treatment.

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