Coronavirus Update: Over 11,000 screened at Mumbai Airport, no confirmed case in city yet
Over 11,000 people have been screened at the Mumbai International Airport till February 3 in connection with the coronavirus outbreak, which has led to 425 deaths so far.
Of the ones screened, 107 belonged to Maharashtra, including 21 who showed symptoms similar to coronavirus. So far, 20 out of 21 patients have been tested negative for coronavirus in Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital and Pune’s Naidu hospital.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, suspected patients in several states have been put under observation, including Kerala where nearly 2,421 of them are being monitored.
Meanwhile, other states have also been taking precautionary measures to meet any eventuality in view of the swift spread of the virus.
The virus originated in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province in December and has since then spread to various parts around the world.
Like the previous two, the third confirmed novel coronavirus case in India is of a student who came back from Wuhan. All three confirmed coronavirus cases are from Kerala.
Meanwhile, China – which has seen over 20,000 domestic cases so far – has imposed quarantine and travel restrictions, affecting the movement of 56 million people in more than a dozen cities, amid fears that the transmission rate will accelerate.
Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) has released information and advice for the public regarding the coronavirus outbreak and declared it a global health emergency.
Q: Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new #coronavirus?
A: To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the #virus.@WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range of partners. pic.twitter.com/YZLFAv4CXF
— WHO South-East Asia (@WHOSEARO) February 3, 2020