Coronavirus: 3 Suspected In Hyderabad
Three patients in Hyderabad’s Fever Hospital continue to have symptoms of coronavirus,
On Tuesday, they were returning from China and
The patients are kept under observation in an isolation ward and their tests will get the results on Thursday.
However, Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajender, on Wednesday, requested the Centre to provide kits to the state government, to conduct necessary tests to detect the disease in Hyderabad itself.
In another development, on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a fresh travel advisory against visiting China, in the backdrop of the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
Also, the list of airports for screening passengers for symptoms of nCoV has been increased to 21. This includes the airports of Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Gaya, Bagdogra, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chennai, Trivandrum, Trichy, Varanasi, Vizag, Bhubaneswar, and Goa.
Coronavirus is a new strain of the virus that spread from the Wuhan province of China and brought the city to lockdown. The Indian government is also on high alert and is taking all preventive measures to stop the virus from entering the country as many people travel to India from China and visa-versa daily. The ministry has also deployed health teams in districts bordering Nepal and Bangladesh in the wake of confirmed cases of the virus in neighborhood Nepal.
Chinese health authorities on Wednesday said the death toll in the viral outbreak has increased to 132, with 5,974 confirmed cases in 31 provincial-level regions.
India stands at 23rd among the top 30 countries at high risk from the spread of the 2019 coronavirus that the researchers have identified. The most 'at risk' countries or regions worldwide are Thailand, Japan, and Hong Kong.