Coronavirus Latest Updates: The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak has crossed 2,100-mark in China and the overall number of confirmed cases has climbed to 74,576. Meanwhile, scientists in the US have announced a major breakthrough which can be critical in creating a treatment regime for COVID-19. According to a PTI report, American scientists announced that they have created the first 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the nCOV which attaches to and infects cells in humans. This is a critical step toward developing nCoV vaccine and treatments.
Meanwhile, two people who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan’s coast have died. The passengers were a man and a woman in their 80s, Reuters reported citing an unidentified government source. 542 people, including 6 Indian passenger and crew members, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus onboard the cruise ship that had been kept off the Japanese coastline for fear of an even bigger outbreak.
In Shimla, six Chinese nationals have been put under surveillance in the view of Coronavirus outbreak. They arrived in Himachal Pradesh in the past few days in two batches from Kolkata and were diagnosed as ‘asymptomatic’. They have been put under surveillance and advised to report to the health officials in case of symptoms of cough and fever, PTI reported.
In the meanwhile, India will be sending a C-17 Globemaster military aircraft to deliver medical supplies to the virus-hit Wuhan city on Thursday. On the return leg of the journey, the aircraft is expected to evacuate approximately 100 Indian citizens who are still lodged in the central China city.
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