India on Monday confirmed a third case of the deadly virus infection from the southern state of Kerala. All three cases were reported from Kerala – one each from the Thrissur, Alapuza, and Kasargod districts. The state’s health minister K.K. Shailaja confirmed the third infection, but said the patient’s condition was stable.
The tweet in Malayalam, the local language of the state translates to: “A student, who returned from Wuhan in Kasargod district has also tested positive for the coronavirus. The student is currently admitted to the Kanjangad district hospital and her condition is satisfactory”.
വുഹാനില് നിന്നും തിരിച്ചെത്തിയ കാസറഗോഡ് ജില്ലയിലെ ഒരു വിദ്യാര്ത്ഥിക്ക് കൂടി നോവല് കൊറോണ വൈറസ് ബാധ സ്ഥിരീകരിച്ചു. കാഞ്ഞങ്ങാട് ജില്ലാ ആശുപത്രിയില് ചികിത്സയിലുള്ള വിദ്യാര്ത്ഥിയുടെ ആരോഗ്യനില തൃപ്തികരമാണ്.— K.K.Shailaja Teacher (@shailajateacher) February 3, 2020
As in the previous two cases, this student had also returned from the city of Wuhan.
Around 2,000 people, with suspected symptoms of coronavirus are under observation in Kerala, 75 in isolation wards and 1,924 in quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease.
India’s federal Health Ministry renewed a travel advisory to China on Monday, advising people “to refrain from travel to China and that anyone with travel history in China since 15 January 2020 and from now on could be quarantined".
New Delhi on Sunday (2 February) temporarily suspended E-Visa facilities for Chinese citizens and foreigners living in China in an attempt to avoid carriers of the virus travelling to India.
#NovelCoronavirus :— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) February 3, 2020
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Pakistan Resumes Flights to China
Pakistan has resumed flights to China and brought back 145 of its nationals after receiving flak from its nationals stuck in Wuhan, the epicentre of the epidemic.
Two flights carrying Pakistani passengers from China arrived in Islamabad on Monday, the website Dawn reported.
Very well done. Following all international protocols ensuring their health & safety as well as that of all Pakistanis. A responsible Pakistan means being emotional when needed but rational and practical in decision making as well. We support Chinese Govt efforts to overcome CNV. https://t.co/dJ8ZzFnnrN— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) February 3, 2020