Novel Coronavirus: Third Positive Case Reported in Kerala

Cabinet Secretary Holds Review Meeting on Novel Coronavirus

New Delhi: Third positive case of Novel Coronavirus patient has been reported in Kerala, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a statement.

The patient has a travel history from Wuhan in China. The patient has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus and is in isolation in the hospital, the statement said.

The patient is stable and is being closely monitored.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Secretary held a high level review meeting on the preparedness for Novel Coronavirus with Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare, External Affairs, Home Affairs, Civil Aviation, Dept of Health Research, and representatives from ITBP, AFMS and NDMA, here today. Cabinet Secretary has held six review meetings so far.

A new Travel Advisory has been issued urging everyone to refrain from travel to China; travellers on return could be quarantined. Also, anyone with travel history of China since 15th Jan 2020 and from now on could be quarantined.

As of today, 58,658 passengers from 445 flights have been screened. Total of 142 symptomatic travellers picked up by the IDSP have been referred to the isolation facilities. 130 samples have been tested of which 128 have been found to be negative. The two positive cases found in Kerala are being monitored and areclinically stable.

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