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406 people at ITBP Quarantine Facility test negative for Coronavirus

The Final Samples Of All The People Quarantined At The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Facility Here Were Collected By A Team Of Doctors On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 16 Feb 2020, 05:42:04 PM

406 people at ITBP Quarantine Facility test negative for Coronavirus (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi:

Final test reports of all 406 Indians, who were rescued from Wuhan, at ITBP Quarantine Facility in New Delhi have been found negative for novel coronavirus. Officials said the quarantined people will be discharged from the centre in a phased manner tomorrow afternoon onwards based on the advisory of Ministry of Health with due medical procedures and protocols.

The final samples of all the people quarantined at the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility here were collected by a team of doctors on Friday.

While 406 people, including seven from Maldives, are being looked after at the quarantine ITBP facility by the expert team of Doctors and medical professionals. Rest are at an Army centre at Manesar in Haryana.

A total of 650 people were brought back from Wuhan in China on February 1 and 2 in two 747 Boeing Air India aircraft after the novel Coronavirus outbreak there.

The death toll in China's novel coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,523 with 143 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases jumped to over 66,000, health officials said on Saturday.

India has so far reported three confirmed cases of the virus, all in Kerala.

One of the three medical students, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus infection and were treated at a hospital in Kerala, has been discharged after recovery.

Passengers arriving in flights from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea were being screened for possible exposure to the respiratory virus at 21 identified airports in India.

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First Published : 16 Feb 2020, 05:16:59 PM