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Coronavirus Update: 9 From Maharashtra Moved To Isolation Facilities, Says NIV Pune

Of The Total Passengers Screened, 23 Were From Maharashtra And Nine Of Them Were Admitted To Isolation Facilities.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 29 Jan 2020, 09:21:30 PM
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As many as 4,596 passengers have been screened for Coronavirus at Mumbai airport till January 28. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/IANS)

New Delhi:

As many as 4,596 passengers returning from China have been screened for Wuhan Coronavirus at Mumbai International Airport till January 28, National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune said on Wednesday. Of the total passengers screened, 23 were from Maharashtra and 9 out of them were admitted to isolation facilities. Those under watch showed mild symptoms like fever, cold and cough, the NIV said.

"4596 passengers screened for Coronavirus at Mumbai International Airport till 28 Jan. 23 passengers belong to Maharashtra. Out of these 23 passengers, 9 felt mild fever, cold & cough symptoms hence they were admitted to isolation facilities," the institute said.

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First Published : 29 Jan 2020, 09:21:30 PM

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