Coronavirus update: Indian in UAE tests positive for the virus1 min read . Updated: 11 Feb 2020, 01:17 PM IST
- Indian national was infected after he interacted with a recently diagnosed person, reports the Gulf News
- In India, three cases of coronavirus have been confirmed as of now
Dubai: An Indian national has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus, confirmed the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is the eighth case of novel coronavirus in the country.
Indian national was infected after he interacted with a recently diagnosed person, said the UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention in a statement.
"The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced today the eighth confirmed case of new #coronavirus in the UAE, which is an Indian national who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person," UAE's health dept said in a tweet.
Of the eight cases, one is in intensive care, while six others were stable and one has already recovered, the Ministry added. In India, three cases have been confirmed as of now.
The deadly coronavirus, which was originated in China, killed over 1,000 people in the world's second largest economy. According to National Health Commission, the number of infected people hiked to 42,638 in China.
To date, all but two deaths - in the Philippines and Hong Kong - have occurred in mainland China and, although about 20 countries have identified cases.
172 under observation in Karnataka
The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Services department is observing 172 people across the state for coronavirus symptoms, a health official said on Monday.
"We are observing 172 people across the state, including in Bengaluru for coronavirus symptoms," the department's communicable diseases wing Joint Director Prakash Kumar told IANS.
However, no positive coronavirus case has been reported from Karnataka yet as 22 people were added to the monitoring list on Monday.
Under home isolation observation, the department is monitoring 168 people across the state.
Currently nobody is admitted in hospital for coronavirus symptoms, Kumar confirmed.
Five Karnataka districts bordering Kerala - Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Udupi, Chamarajanagar and Mysuru - continue to be under surveillance after three positive coronavirus cases were reported in Kerala.
Starting January 20 till Monday, 17,316 passengers have undergone thermal screening for coronavirus at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).
Of all the people screened at the airport, only three people had a history of visiting coronavirus epicentre Wuhan in China.
According to the state Health and Family Welfare Services department bulletin, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus epidemic affecting 28 countries as an 'International Public Health Emergency'.
(With agency inputs)