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Coronavirus Update: 104 Kept At ITBP Quarantine Facility Test Negative

As Many As 406 People Have Been Quarantined At The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Facility In Delhi’s Chhawla Area Since Last Week.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 05 Feb 2020, 11:35:58 PM
Coronavirus Health Update

The ITBP facility in the Chhawla area also has seven Maldivians and one Bangaldeshi. (Photo Credit: File/PTI)

New Delhi:

A total of 104 people kept at an ITBP facility here have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, while results for over 300 inmates are awaited, a force spokesperson said on Wednesday. As many as 406 people have been quarantined at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility in Delhi’s Chhawla area since last week after they were brought in two batches from Wuhan in China onboard separate Air India flights.

"Samples of all the people being hosted at our facility were taken. 102 samples have been found negative for coronavirus infection, while the same report for the rest 302 people is awaited," ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said.

Seven people from this group kept at the ITBP centre have been shifted to Safdarjung and AIIMS hospitals over the last two days as a precautionary measure and there condition is not linked to the virus infection, he added.

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The ITBP facility in the Chhawla area also has seven Maldivians and one Bangaldeshi. Over 600 Indians have been evacuated from Wuhan by the government. The remaining evacuees have been kept at another quarantine facility set up by the Army in Manesar. Wuhan, Hubei’s capital, is the epicentre of the outbreak.

Don't Believe Misleading Messages About Cure For Coronavirus

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday appealed people not to believe messages circulating on social media about 'cure' for the coronavirus infection. These messages have no scientific basis, he said.

A message about a concoction of garlic cloves, curry leaves and cow urine, said to be prescribed by doctors and the "health department" for treating the virus infection, is circulating on social media. "The health department has not issued any such messages. People should not believe such misleading messages and rumors," the minister said.

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First Published : 05 Feb 2020, 11:35:31 PM