Coronavirus Updates: Over 630 people have lost their lives due in China due to novel coronavirus outbreak and the total number of confirmed cases have crossed 31,000, according to Chinese authorities. 69 more deaths were reported yesterday in Mainland China. Wuhan in China’s Hubei province which is the epicentre of the virus outbreak has reported the maximum number of deaths. India has said that the country can consider evacuating Pakistani students stranded in China’s Wuhan and nearby areas if the situation arises. Raveesh Kumar, MEA’s official spokesperson said that they have not received such request so far. “But if such a situation arises and keeping in mind the resources available, we can look into it,” he said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus outbreak as a global health emergency. In India, three positive cases have been reported from Kerala. Meanwhile, all evacuated Indian Citizens’ from China, who are kept in quarantine camps near Delhi, have been tested negative for the virus. In Kerala, on the other hand, due to the three positive cases, industry players have said that tourists are now cancelling their bookings and tourism in the state is suffering.
In China, the doctor, Li Wenliang, 34, who first warned about Coronavirus has died due to the disease triggering anger and grief. Li told his friends on WeChat about a SARS-like disease spreading in Wuhan.
India conducted the evacuation of its stranded citizen from Wuhan last week. Two Air India evacuated over 600 Indians who were living across Hubei province in China. They are now being kept in two isolation camps near Delhi
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