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Coronavirus: COVID-19 Case Up To 31 In India As Fourth Person Tests Positive In Delhi-NCR

In A Suspected Coronavirus Case, A Man From Raipur Who Returned To India From Kenya Through Dubai, Has Been Put Under Home Quarantine.

PTI | Updated on: 06 Mar 2020, 03:17:20 PM
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The latest case is the fourth in Delhi-NCR (Photo Credit: Reuters File)

New Delhi:

A man from Delhi with a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia has tested positive for COVID19, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India to 31, health ministry officials said on Friday. The latest case is the fourth in Delhi-NCR. The 30 other positive cases include a 45-year-old man from Delhi's Mayur Vihar and six of his relatives from Agra whom he had recently visited. Another is a Paytm employee who works in Gurgaon and lives in west Delhi. They are all being treated at the Safdarjung hospital. A middle-aged man from Ghaziabad, who tested positive for the virus, is being treated at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in the national capital.

A 24-year-old man from Hyderabad, who has also tested positive for coronavirus, has been isolated. Besides, 16 members of a tourist group from Italy and their Indian guide have been found infected by the virus.

While one Italian man and his wife are being treated at Jaipur's SMS hospital, 14 members of the group and their Indian guide, who were quarantined at the ITBP camp in Chhawla, have been admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon. The total figure of positive cases includes the first three reported from Kerala last month. All the three persons have been discharged following recovery.

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According to a latest advisory, all international passengers irrespective of their nationality are mandated to undergo a universal medical screening. Adequate screening measures have been put in place and nine more airports have been added to the existing 21, bringing the total number to 30 airports where screening of passengers is being carried out.

Meanwhile, in a suspected coronavirus case, a man from Raipur, who returned to India from Kenya through Dubai, has been put under home quarantine.

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First Published : 06 Mar 2020, 03:17:20 PM

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