Coronavirus: India's first case confirmed in Kerala

Published: January 30,2020 05:22 PM
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India's first case of novel coronavirus confirmed in Kerala

January 30, 2020: On Thursday, one positive case of novel coronavirus has been found in Kerala. The patient, a student studying at Wuhan University in China, has been tested positive and kept in isolation in hospital.

This is the first case of coronavirus that has been reported in India.

"The patient has tested positive for novel coronavirus and is in isolation ward in the hospital. The patient is stable and is being closely monitored," the statement said. According to sources, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, states and union territories have started the thermal and symptomatic screening at all identified airports.

The government has said, that it is prepared to handle any outbreak in the country. "Thermal screening sensors are operational and few more such equipment is being procured. The immigration and other staff members at the airports have been sensitized and dedicated ambulances are placed at the Airports. Deployment of medical & para-medical staff is also being done for round-the-clock service," an official statement said.

Until now, there have only been many suspected cases across the country. A total of eight patients, five of them in Mumbai, are under observation in Maharashtra for suspected coronavirus infection. Six patients were already under observation and two more people, who complained of cough and mild fever, symptoms similar to the coronavirus, were put under medical watch on Tuesday evening.

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