Coronovirus: Fith confirmed case in India travelled from Dubai.


Patient stable and being closely monitored.

DUBAI: Of the two people who were detected with coronavirus in India on March 2, one had travelled to Delhi from Dubai, according to the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

A press statement issued by the bureau on Monday said, “One positive case of COVID-19 has been detected in New Delhi, and one has been detected in Telangana. The person from Delhi has a travel history from Italy, while the one from Telangana has a travel history from Dubai. Further details of his travels are being ascertained.”

The statement said, “Both the patients are stable and are being closely monitored.”

The confirmation of these two cases takes the total number of cases detected in India to five. Three cases were diagnosed in Kerala early February. All the three Kerala patients had returned to the state from China.

According to Health Minister Shailaja, the condition of the third patient is also stable. “All 3 patients are being treated in isolation wards. Their condition remains stable. As of February 2, 104 samples have been tested of which only 3 has come positive,” she added.

Indian media also quoted Harsh Vardhan, Indian Minister for Health, as saying 23 people are currently being tested for the virus in the country.

Addressing a press onference on Monday, the minister said, “Do not panic; if you spot any of the symptoms of the virus please see a doctor or call our helpline.”

India has evacuated 650 people from China’s Wuhan city after the outbreak of coronovirus.

The country flew two special Air India jets and brought back Indians residing in Wuhan in two batches.

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