Coronavirus India updates March 8: 5 of family test positive in Kerala, total number rises to 39

Five of family test positive in Kerala

Published: March 8, 2020 11:39:12 am

A poster of Coronavirus poster displaying signs and prevention is pasted on the door of a particular ward put aside for doable sufferers at a government-run hospital in Jammu (AP)

India on Sunday reported 5 contemporary circumstances of coronavirus, all in Kerala, taking the number of confirmed circumstances in the nation to 39. Three of the 5 sufferers had a journey historical past to Italy, whereas the remaining two have been their relations. All 5 hail from Pathanamthitta district and are underneath remark in the hospital. Their exams have been confirmed on Saturday evening, Health Minister Ok Ok Shailaja stated.

Three of them who got here from Italy had travelled from Venice to Doha by Qatar Airways flight on February 28. They subsequently travelled to Kochi. Health Minister Ok Ok Shailaja additionally stated that two aged folks in their family are displaying signs related to the infection. Their samples have been despatched for testing.

After two coronavirus sufferers in Ladakh, faculties in Jammu & Kashmir shut until the finish of March

On Saturday, two folks in Ladakh examined positive for the virus. They had travelled to Iram just lately. As a precautionary measure, the Union Territory administration has ordered the rapid closure of all the first faculties in Jammu & Kashmir until March 31. Biometric attendance throughout the UT stands suspended and “no large social/official gathering” shall be allowed till March 31, the authorities stated.

Assam on alert after two US vacationers test positive in Bhutan, had visited the state for every week

After two US nationals have been examined positive for coronavirus in Bhutan, over 150 individuals who had come in contact with them throughout their tour in India, been positioned underneath group surveillance, sources in the well-being ministry stated. Eight Indian passengers who had travelled with the Americans on an aeroplane from Guwahati to Paro have additionally been quarantined.

The Guwahati lodge in which the duo stayed was sealed and the river cruise ship M V Mahabahu on which they travelled has been quarantined at Neamatighat. The vessel has been fumigated and crew members are being examined for any signs that they could present.

“There is no need to panic as the US tourist had tested positive three days after leaving Assam. Wherever he had travelled in Assam, we have taken special measures in those places,” Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika statedinformation company PTI reported.

Samples of Indians stranded in Iran being examined

On the opposite hand, a minimum of 108 samples of Indians stranded in Iran is being examined at AIIMS. Six scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have been stationed in Iran, and gear and reagents, a value roughly Rs10 crore, have been dispatched to allow them to arrange a lab there. Only those that test detrimental can fly to India.

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India’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers match towards Qatar scheduled for March 26 in Bhubaneswar has been postponed whereas Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated “discussion” is underway on whether or not the IPL, set to begin from March 29 in Mumbai with a match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, ought to be postponed in view of the coronavirus scare. Bollywood award performs IIFA, which was anticipated to happen later this month in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, has been postponed in the wake of the virus.

So far 7,26,122 individuals who have alighted from 7,108 flights have been screened at airports. Between Friday and Saturday, 73,766 passengers from 573 flights have undergone screening at airports.