Coronavirus Latest Updates: 6 suspected cases in Delhi’s RML; Indians to be evacuated from China

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Updated: January 31, 2020 5:54:32 pm

Coronavirus Updates: Meanwhile in India, one student who returned from Wuhan has been tested positive in Kerala and has been kept in isolation.

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Coronavirus Latest Updates: China’s novel coronavirus outbreak has taken 213 lives and the number of confirmed cases have risen to 9,692, according to Chinese authorities on Friday. China’s Hubei province which is the epicentre of the virus outbreak has reported 5,806 confirmed cases, including 204 deaths, official media reported. Chian’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported that 213 people have died due to the infection caused by the virus. The World Health Organization or WHO has declared the novel coronavirus threat as a global health emergency. WHO declared on Friday an international emergency over the spread of deadly novel coronavirus from China to various parts of the globe. This ‘Health Emergency’ is a rarely used designation. it is used for improved international co-ordination in tackling a pandemic.

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Meanwhile in India, one student who returned from Wuhan has been tested positive in Kerala and has been kept in isolation. Kerala health minister said that the condition of a female medical college student from Wuhan University, who has been tested positive for the virus, is stable and she will remain in the isolation ward of the general hospital in Thrissur.

According to media reports, one Tripura student has died in Malaysia due to Coronavirus infection.

India may conduct evacuation of its stranded citizen from Wuhan on Friday. Two Air India planes are on stand-by for the mission. A number of isolation wards have been created. India has also established contact with over 600 Indians who are living across Hubei province in China and are individually ascertaining their situation.

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    17:54 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Gujarat government informs MEA about 200 students stranded in Wuhan

    The Gujarat government has shared with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Indian Embassy in China the information about over 200 students fromthe state, who are currently in China and want to return after the outbreak of novel coronavirus in that country, officials said on Friday. (PTI)

    17:18 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Singapore to ban all visitors from China

    Singapore will bar all visitors from China, becoming the first Southeast Asian nation to tighten border controls to stop the spread of a new virus. The health ministry says from Saturday, all Chinese travellers, as well as foreigners who have visited China in the past two weeks, will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. It says short-term and multiple-visit visas previously issued to those with Chinese passports will also be suspended. (AP)

    17:02 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: See pictures of ITBP quarantine facility in south-west Delhi

    The ITBP has prepared a quarantine facility with 600 beds in south-west Delhi.

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    16:38 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Indian Army releases pictures of Manesar quarantine facility

    The Indian Army on Twitter posted pictures of the quarantine facility set up in Manesar for the students being evacuated from Wuhan in China.

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    16:32 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Students returning from Wuhan will be screened at airport and then quarantined, says Army

    At the quarantine facility set up at Manesar by the Indian Army, students can be monitored for a duration of weeks by a qualified team of doctors and staff members. The procedure of screening and quarantine will comprise two steps, the first being screening at the airport, followed by quarantine at Manesar and if any individual is suspected to be infected, he/she will be shifted to the isolation ward at Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment, the Indian Army said. The defence force added that the screening of the Indian students from Wuhan, China, at the airport will be done by a joint team of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and Airport Health Authority (APHO). (ANI)

    16:24 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Army sets up quarantine facility in Manesar for rescued students

    The Indian Army has set up a quarantine facility in Manesar, Haryana, for the 300 students being brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China. (PTI)

    16:20 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: ITBP prepares 600-bed quarantine facility in south-west Delhi, say officials

    Border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has prepared a 600-bed facility in Delhi to quarantine and provide basic medical care to those suspected to have been affected by coronavirus, a senior official said on Friday. The facility is operational in an ITBP camp in south-west Delhi's Chhawla area, its spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said. A team of doctors will be present at the facility, he said. (PTI)

    16:06 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: WHO releases advisory for precautions against coronavirus

    The World Health Organization on Friday released an advisory suggesting precautionary measures against the deadly coronavirus.

    16:02 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Kerala Health Minister asks people coming from infected areas to stay away for 4 weeks

    "Those who come from infected areas should stay away from others for 28 days. Further precautions will be done in collaboration with the private sector. As a part of it, we met officials of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). No need to panic," said Kerala Health Minister KK Shylaja. (ANI)

    15:20 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: 2 test positive in UK, say health officials

    Two people in the United Kingdom have been tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to health officials. (AFP)

    15:18 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: 43,000 workers quarantined in Chinese plant in Indonesia

    As many as 43,000 workers at a vast Chinese-controlled industrial complex in Indonesia have been quarantined over fears about the spread of a deadly coronavirus strain which has killed more than 200 people in China. (AFP)

    15:13 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Mongolia closes border with China until March 2

    Mongolia will close all ports of entry from and into China until March 2 to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the government said on Friday. However, it will give its citizens currently in China until February 6 to return home. (Reuters)

    15:12 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Thailand confirms first human-to-human transmission

    Thailand has seen its first case of human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus inside the country, a health official said on Friday. (Reuters)

    15:10 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Facebook to remove misinformation on coronavirus

    Facebook Inc has said that it will take down misinformation about China's fast-spreading coronavirus in a rare departure from its approach to health content, after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency. (Reuters)

    14:57 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: People who do not show symptoms may still spread infection, say researchers

    People who do not show any symptoms of being infected by the novel Chinese coronavirus may still spread it to others, according to a report published by researchers which, if confirmed, may make it harder to contain the virus that has so far killed 213 individuals and infected nearly 9,700 others. (PTI)

    14:26 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Another special flight may depart for Wuhan on Saturday, says Air India

    Another special flight may depart from Delhi airport on Saturday to evacuate Indians from Wuhan, says Air India spokesperson. (PTI)

    14:14 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Nations should avoid ‘overreaction’, says Beijing

    As the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, China has said all countries should behave in a “responsible” manner and avoid overreaction that may result in more negative spillover effects, PTI has reported. China informed the WHO about the coronavirus cases in late December. The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus outbreak on Friday climbed to 213 with the number of confirmed cases totalling to 9,692. Read more

    14:12 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Nations should avoid ‘overreaction’, says Beijing

    As the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, China has said all countries should behave in a “responsible” manner and avoid overreaction that may result in more negative spillover effects, PTI report has said. China informed the WHO about the coronavirus cases in late December. The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus outbreak on Friday climbed to 213 with the number of confirmed cases totalling to 9,692. Read more

    13:46 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Japanese Foreign Ministry urges citizens to avoid China travel

    The Japanese Foreign Ministry has urged its citizens not to travel to China because of the possibility of the further spread of coronavirus.  Japan had previously warned people not to travel to the epicenter of the virus in Wuhan in China. (AP)

    13:35 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Air India flight takes off for Wuhan from Delhi

    Air India's B747 aircraft to Wuhan takes off from Delhi airport to evacuate Indians, say officials. (PTI)

    13:29 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Six suspected cases in Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia

    Six persons, suspected of being affected by the novel coronavirus, have been kept under observation at an isolation ward of New Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and their test reports are awaited. (PTI)

    13:26 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: More airlines cancel flights to and from China

    Three more airlines on Friday suspended their China flights as cases of coronavirus increase. The latest airlines to cancel operations are Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, RwandAir, Vietjet and Singapore Airlines. With this, the total number of airlines to suspend flight operations in China has reached 26. (Reuters)

    12:49 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Bangladesh to send special flight to Wuhan today

    A special flight operated by Biman Bangladesh will leave Bangladesh for Wuhan today to bring back stranded Bangladeshi nationals from China, Doordarshan quoted news agency UNB as reporting. As many as 341 Bangladeshi nationals in Wuhan had registered with the authorities to return to their country while 15 decided to stay back.

    12:16 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Kerala Health Minister holds meeting with health department officials

    Kerala Health Minister KK Shylaja is holding a meeting with health department officials in Thrissur after a patient tested positive with Coronavirus on Thursday. (ANI)

    12:08 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Union Ministry of Shipping on high alert, orders screening of passengers

    Union Ministry of Shipping is on high alert and has ordered thorough screening of all passengers entering India through major and minor ports.

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    11:56 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus updates: Ministry of Health issues advisory to those who travelled to China recently

    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday issues directions to those who recently travelled to China.

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    11:52 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: At least 400 Indians to be evacuated from China today, says Air India CMD Lohani

    According to Ashwani Lohani, Air India, CMD, at least 400 Indians will be evacuated today. The flight will take off at 12 pm and will return by 2 am tomorrow. (ANI)

    11:24 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Kerala Coronavirus patient shifted to Thrissur Medical College

    Health authorities in Kerala on Friday shifted a female student, who has been tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, from the the general hospital to the Government Medical College here, official sources said. The medical college student from Wuhan University was shifted to an isolation ward set up in the Medical College Hospital in the early hours on Friday, they said. The patient had been kept in an isolation ward of the general hospital here since she approached the doctors with symptoms of Novel Coronavirus. (PTI)

    11:02 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: Pakistan stops China flights

    Pakistan has closed flights to and from China with immediate effect until Feb 2 - civil aviation authority

    11:00 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: Five Indian doctors to go to China

    Coronavirus outbreak: B747 plane will be at Beijing airport for 2-3 hours. Five doctors from Health Ministry will be going in B747 aircraft to China, says Air India CMD.

    10:47 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Rahul Gandhi on Coronavirus

    As China grapples with the outbreak of coronavirus, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hoped that people there find courage and strength to persevere through the ordeal. "In China, the Coronavirus has killed hundreds of people. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and the millions who have been forced into quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus. May they find the courage and strength to persevere through this terrible ordeal," he said on Twitter. (PTI)

    10:13 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: How infectious is it?

    The previously unknown strain is believed to have originated late last year from illegally traded wildlife at an animal market in Wuhan. Within weeks it appeared capable of being transmitted from one person to another via droplets when an infected person breathes out, coughs or sneezes. It can also spread via contaminated surfaces such as door handles or railings. The incubation period is estimated between one and 14 days, and there have been anecdotal accounts of "symptomless spreading" by someone who is infected but unaware of it. (Reuters)

    09:41 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: How deadly is it?

    The latest statistics indicate a fatality rate of about 2.2%, but the actual rate may be higher or lower as there are likely more unconfirmed cases. The SARS virus killed about 10% of all infected individuals, while the MERS outbreak identified in 2012 had a fatality rate of around 35%. In emerging infectious disease outbreaks, the most serious cases are identified first. Coronavirus infections can range from mild cold-like symptoms to severe cases that cause pneumonia, acute respiratory illness and death. About 20% of confirmed cases in the China coronavirus outbreak are classified as severe, similar to SARS and MERS. (Reuters)

    09:28 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: Air India B747 aircraft to evacuate Indians

    Coronavirus outbreak: Air India B747 aircraft to depart from Delhi at 12.30 pm to evacuate Indian nationals from China, say officials. China to send charter flights overseas to bring back people from Wuhan, epicentre of coronavirus, said China's State media

    09:26 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: US tells Americans 'do not travel' to China

    The United States told its citizens Thursday night "do not travel" to China, raising its advisory status to the highest level of alert because of the coronavirus epidemic. The State Department issued a level four warning -- up from urging Americans to "reconsider" travel to China -- and said any nationals in China now "should consider departing using commercial means." (AFP)

    09:10 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: 20 countries report cases

    About 20 countries, including India, Japan, South Korea, UAE, The US, Malaysia, Thailand, etc., have reported confirmed cases of the virus in travellers coming from China.

    09:09 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: WHO declares global health emergency

    The WHO has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. The UN health agency on Friday declared an international emergency over the deadly novel coronavirus from China -- a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international co-ordination in tackling the disease.

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