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Coronavirus: All 645 Indians evacuated from Wuhan test negative for the deadly infection

The health ministry in coordination with central ministries and all states/UTs is taking adequate measures for management of nCoV in India. (Photo: PTI)Premium
The health ministry in coordination with central ministries and all states/UTs is taking adequate measures for management of nCoV in India. (Photo: PTI)

  • As of now 1,38,750 passengers from 1,265 flights were screened for the deadly virus infection but no new case was detected, the government said
  • 510 samples were tested by ICMR network laboratories, of which all had tested negative except for the 3 already reported positive

The Union government on Thursday said all 645 Indian citizens evacuated from China's Wuhan and kept in isolation at Army Base camp at Manesar in Gurgaon and ITBP camps in Delhi tested negative for the deadly virus.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a statement said as of now 1,38,750 passengers from 1,265 flights were screened for the deadly virus infection but no new case was detected.

The government said three confirmed cases of the deadly virus infection were reported from Kerala. Three Kerala medical students studying at the Wuhan University who returned to India after the outbreak were tested positive for the virus infection.

Besides, 510 samples were tested by ICMR network laboratories, of which all had tested negative except for the three already reported positive cases. The three cases are clinically stable, the health ministry said in a statement.

Earlier on Monday, the government set up a task force to monitor the situation arising out of the novel coronavirus with representatives from the Ministries of Health, Home, Civil Aviation and Women and Child Development

The Fourth Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) meeting was held on Thursday under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to discuss various technical issues, including review period of follow up required for asymptomatic travellers from China.

Community surveillance and contact tracing is going on by IDSP for 6,558 persons across 32 states/UTs.

The health ministry in coordination with central ministries and all states/UTs is taking adequate measures for management of coronavirus spread in India.

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