Coronavirus Update: What India’s Doing To Battle The Situation
Earlier, we had reported that there’s a mysterious virus in China and it is spreading.
The BBC had reported that Chinese authorities had confirmed the spread of the mysterious virus outside of Wuhan city and there have been 139 new cases.
Now, Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has confirmed that there are a total of 28 cases of coronavirus in the country. The Economic Times reports that “out of the total 28 COVID-19 cases in India, one person was from Delhi, six of his relatives in Agra, 16 Italians and their Indian driver, one in Telangana and the three earlier cases in Kerala”.
The Guardian reports that in the past 24 hours, eight new countries have reported cases of the coronavirus – Andorra, Jordan, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Tunisia.
Globally, there are 90,870 cases of confirmed coronavirus cases with 80,304 of them being in China. There have 2946 confirmed deaths in China and 166 deaths outside the country.
Vardhan also stated that the three cases of the virus in Kerala have recovered and returned to their homes. While this copy was being written, a meeting of a group of ministers is being held to take stock of the situation.
All international tourists coming to India are having to undergo screening at airports and the Health Minister has reported that four Indian scientists will travel to Iran to set up a lab.