1 min read.Updated: 04 Mar 2020, 10:05 AM ISTAgencies
Coronavirus samples taken from 6 people in Noida test negative but will remain under quarantine
Several schools in Noida have sanitised their campus as a precautionary measure
Samples of all six people in Noida who were put on observation for suspected coronavirus infection have tested negative. These six people had attended a birthday party hosted by an infected Delhi resident. Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate BN Singh said that they will, however, remain under home quarantine for the next 14 days.
"Coronavirus samples taken from 6 people in Noida tested negative but they will need to be under home quarantine for the next 14 days and if symptoms develop, they can be retested again. Government and administration are keeping a watch close watch and there is no need to panic," Singh said.
Yesterday, three schools in Noida had shut down after the first coronavirus patient from Delhi was found to have come in contact with several of its students at a birthday party he attended.
Anurag Bhargav, Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar said, "Several schoolmates of the child of a COVID-19 infected man came into contact with him at a party. We have closed down the school to sanitise it. The infected man is admitted to a hospital in Delhi."
The Union Health Ministry informed on Tuesday that six positive cases of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in India so far.
Global deaths due to coronavirus outbreak on Monday rose above 3,000 with the new count in China mainland rising to 2,912. The deadly virus, that originated in China late last year, continues to spread around the world and has infected more than 80,000 people.