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COVID 19 virus in India: 2 positives; one from Delhi, another from Telangana | India News

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NEW DELHI: Two more positive cases of coronavirus were detected on Monday in India. One case was detected in New Delhi, while the other was from Telangana.

The person from Delhi has a history of travel from Italy, where the virus has killed 41 people, the worst in Europe. The person in Telangana recently traveled from Dubai, according to a GDP statement.

Both patients are stable and are being closely monitored.

“Two positive cases of coronavirus were found in India: one in Delhi and one in Telangana. His travel history is from Italy and Dubai,” Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday at a press conference.

“As the situation develops, travel restrictions can be extended further to other countries as well,” added the Union health minister.

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The minister said that the government closely monitored the world situation and was in contact with the ministries concerned for the necessary measures needed. He also said that medical resources were adequate.

He added that more than 25,000 people were under community surveillance of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program network and up to 5,57,257 passengers had been examined. Fifteen laboratories were operational to analyze samples, Harsh Vardhan said.

He also stressed the importance of following hygiene practices and gave a helpline number for the control room.

Last month, three positive cases were detected in Kerala. All three patients recovered and were discharged from the hospital. All three had tested positive for coronavirus upon their return from Wuhan, where the outbreak began.

The global number exceeded 3,000 after more deaths were reported in the epicenter of China. Around 88,000 positive cases have been reported worldwide. Iran is one of the most affected countries after China. The Islamic Republic has reported 54 deaths, so far.



Times of India

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