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India Reports Third Case of Corona Virus From Kerala, Ministry Confirmed

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    A third case of the rapidly spreading corona virus was reported from Kerala, the day after it was confirmed that a patient tested positive on Sunday, the government said on Monday.

    “The patient is stable and is closely monitored,” said the Union Ministry of Health in a press release.


    According to sources, the test result of the student in Kerala, who recently returned from the epicenter of the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, was positive.

    The first two patients are also medical students in Wuhan.

    The second case of coronavirus was discovered in Keralas Alappuzha after the first was reported last Thursday. This prompted the authorities in Kerala to put the state on alert.

    Kerala’s health minister, KK Shailaja, assured people on Sunday that there is no need to panic and that the state will face the challenge as it did two years ago when the Nipah virus appeared.

    “Special care is required, but there is no need to panic. Isolation is the best way to contain the secondary infection. Both cases are stable and respond well to treatment, ”she said.

    She spoke at a press conference in Kollam shortly after the Union Ministry of Health confirmed the second case after receiving the report from the National Institute of Virology, Pune.

    “The second patient is in an isolation ward at Alappuzha Medical College Hospital. A team of doctors monitors his health. We want people to not walk around and talk to patients for now, ”she said.

    She also said the Alapuzha virology center will begin testing samples on Monday.

    The first patient, a woman, is in an isolation ward at Thrissur University Medical Center and responds well to treatment, a medical bulletin said.

    At least 64 people who came into contact with the first patient were quarantined.

    The government had opened 100 hospital isolation stations nationwide. It was also decided to launch awareness-raising campaigns in all schools, and control rooms were set up in all 14 districts.


    A total of 198 samples were tested for the new coronavirus, 195 of which were negative.

    Nearly 100 people who have traveled to China in the past are quarantined in various hospitals across India.

    Eight of the 13 patients detained in the isolation ward of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi were released. Reports of five suspected cases are expected.

    In a new travel note issued by the Indian government, an electronic visa already issued to Chinese nationals is temporarily not valid.

    “The possibility to apply for a physical visa from China online is suspended,” the government statement said.

    “People with compelling reasons to visit India asked to contact the Indian embassy in Beijing or the consulate in Shanghai or Guangzhou,” she added.


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